Beaded Ball Window Décor
- FloraCraft® Foam Balls, 3" (3)
- Pony Beads – Translucent
- Pre-Strung Bead Strands – Coordinating Colors of Choice (3)
- Bead Charms (3)
- Stretch Beading Cord – Purple
- Buttons, Small – Coordinating Colors of Choice (3)
- Monofilament Line
- Straight Pins
- Low Heat Glue Gun
Step 1 Cut off a 36" piece of stretch beading cord. Tie the end of the cord onto a bead to hold it in place. Thread pony beads onto the cord, leaving about 3" of cord at the end. Tie the end of the cord around a toothpick to keep the beads from falling off as you work. This 36" length will not cover the whole ball, but it will be easier to work with smaller sections at a time.
Step 2 Glue the first bead to the top of the ball. Keep the beads tight together and begin spiraling them on around the ball. Spot glue the beads in place as you go.
Step 3 When you reach the end of the cord, untie it or cut it from the toothpick and tie the end to another 36" length of stretch cord. Thread pony beads onto the extended cord. Tie the loose end to the toothpick. Continue wrapping the ball keeping the beads tight together as you go, and gluing the beads to keep them in place. Continue until the ball is completely covered. When you reach the end, tie the last bead to the end of the cord and glue in place at the bottom of the ball.
Step 4 Cut a 4" length of monofilament line. Thread both ends of the line through a button’s holes so that both ends are coming out one side of the button and tie a knot. Now tie the button onto the bottom of the pre-strung beads (the top of the pre-strung beads is the loop). Glue the button to the top of the ball. Push pins through the holes of the button, into the top of the ball, for a more secure hold.
Step 5 Cut another 4" length of line and thread a charm so that it hangs in the middle. Thread the ends of the line through a button’s holes and tie a knot. Pull the line tight so that the knot is against the button and glue the button to the bottom of the ball. Push pins through the holes of the button, into the top of the ball, for a more secure hold.
Step 6 Repeat all steps for the second and third window ornaments.