Starry Night Ornament
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Starry Night Ornament

Create this dazzling Crystazzi® ornament for your tree or home decor.

Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Crystazzi® AB Bicone, 4mm – Crystal
  • Crystazzi® Bicone, 4mm – Tanzanite, Sapphire and Blue/Purple
  • Crystazzi® AB Bicone, 6mm – Crystal
  • Crystazzi® Bicone, 6mm – Tanzanite, Sapphire and Blue/Purple
  • Ball Head Pins – Silver
  • Styrofoam® Ball, 1½"
  • Glue
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
 

Project Instructions

Cut the head off of a head pin. Form a wrapped loop at one end of the pin. Apply glue to the shaft of the pin and insert into the center of a Styrofoam® ball.

*Wait 4-6 hours for the glue to set before hanging. Use monofilament or decorative ribbon to hang the ornament.

Thread the bead patterns onto head pins.

Snip the head pins approximately ½" to ¾" past the beads. The full head pins won’t fit into the Styrofoam® ball without pushing out or warping the pins stuck on the opposite side of the ball.

Press the pins into the ball in a pattern or randomly if preferred. If using a pattern it’s easier to start along the center and make a complete row the entire distance around the ball, then press in the next row. This will help keep the rows even. Create a unique pattern by pressing the pins in randomly.

*Glue may be applied to the ends of the pins to make them more secure in the Styrofoam®. A quick drying glue is recommended unless you plan on moving the pins around. Remember that each time you remove a pin and replace it, the integrity of the Styrofoam® is weakened. Do not use super-glues or glues not recommended for Styrofoam®.

Craft Notes

Depending on the overall design or placement of the pins, more packages may be needed. The sample uses 1-3 packages of any of the crystals and head pins.