So, these paper balls have been around for a while. But what I love that’s different about these is that the first set is made with recycled Christmas cards instead of patterned papers, and the second set includes different shapes (like squares) for a different look as well as some photos added to the flat sides. Very cute and clever twists on an old favorite. CLICK HERE to get the how-to for the recycled card ornaments, and CLICK HERE for some downloadable templates for the photo ornaments. Yep. Martha.
I also thought I’d share a little how-to for this chipboard button necklace. My daughters and I made one each for them and for some neighbor friends.
I first covered the Jenni Bowlin buttons in Mod Podge on both sides. While they were drying, I cut two 8 inch strands of steel chain with my wire cutters for each necklace. Once the buttons were dry, I used my paper piercer to punch small holes in the sides of each button. I then attached the buttons and gem links in the order seen on the necklace using jump rings and needle nose pliers. I finished each necklace off with a jump ring and claw clasp at the ends of the chains. Each one took me about 15 to 20 minutes. Easy peasy and super cute!
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This is a super cute idea!!!