December 04, 2014

Vintage Christmas Pomander

This week, we had a handmade holiday gift exchange with a crafty group of girls.  I wanted to create something with a little bit of a "wow" factor... but not SO much "wow" that I had to dedicate an entire day of my time and a good chunk of moola to supplies!  The answer - this fab pomander!

This is a fairly easy project, albeit a little bit time consuming.  It's a great one to create while plunked in front of a movie... I watched Elf on Netflix.  :)  

The Typeset DSP is such a perfect solution to these fab creations - the look of vintage books without the hunting through flea markets.  Woo hoo! 

To make this pomander was quite simple - I started with a styrofoam ball and attached a ribbon loop to hang.  Using 3" squares of Typeset DSP, fold into triangles, folding three times in total.  Bend the bottom piece and adhere to the ball.  Full disclosure:  this looks like a HOT MESS while you're working on it.  It will come together, I promise!  When finished, I smeared a little Tombow adhesive onto the edges of the paper and then rolled the ball, one section at a time, in Champagne glass glitter.  This amazeballs glitter is looong retired, unfortunately (I hoarded it!) but our regular glitter would work beautifully, as well. 

Happy holiday decorating! 

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