I started out by purchasing a really big mercury glass ball for $10 at Home Sense (thank you to Beatrice at The Crafty Bee, I was the recipient of a $75 giveaway and this is one of the things I purchased).
I looked around in my stash of Christmas wrapping paper and found a box that I bought at a garage sale in the summer, which had several of these pretty silver and gold picks.
Using a coffee can to hold it upright (thank goodness that I drink lots of coffee), I glued the picks to the top of the ball.
Because I had to leave the circle “O” at the top exposed, I couldn’t attach a bow as is, I had to cut up ribbon in loops and attach each piece individually.
Next year I can easily remove what’s there and completely change the look.
Here I have hung a regular sized ball to show you how big this ornament is (and heavy).
And finally the sun decided to shine and I was able to get a photo in natural daylight.
I only have two more Christmas parties to do, then I’m done my entertaining for this year; a chance to relax and enjoy the season.
Centsational Girl Holiday Craft Party