Aleene's® Restyled Jewelry Ornament
- Aleene's® Super Thick Tacky Glue
- Low Heat Glue Gun
- Styrofoam® Ball – Size of Choice
- Acrylic Paint – Color of Choice
- Jar (Select size to hold ball on the top rim)
- Jewelry Pieces – Assorted
- Embellishments – Assorted
- Jewelry Cutters
- Wire, 30 ga.
- Hair Dryer (Optional)
Step 1 Insert skewer into bottom of ball. This will help to hold it while you paint.
Step 2 Paint ball with acrylic paint. Set skewer into jar to hold ball while drying. Set aside to dry.
Step 3 Cut off any jewelry findings so that the pieces will glue flat to the ball. Select small, medium and large pieces so that you can cover the entire ball.
Step 4 In this gluing technique, the hot glue will hold the pieces right away and the Aleene’s® Super Thick Tacky Glue will hold them permanently. Hot glue is affected by heat and cold, so this is the best way to speed up the gluing/holding process on this type of project.
Step 5 Apply a generous dab of Aleene’s® Super Thick Tacky Glue to the center back of your jewelry piece then apply hot glue around the dab. Press in place on your ball and hold until the hot glue secures it to the ball. Continue to decorate the entire ball with this double glue technique. Place the decorated ball into the top of the jar.
Step 6 Tie looped bow and secure with wire. Cut wire ends to approximately ½". Apply Aleene’s® Super Thick Tacky Glue to the wire and insert into the top of the ball. Leave ball on top of jar to dry overnight.
Step 7 If needed, use a hair dryer to melt any hot glue strings.