Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ornament - new spin on an old fashion idea

I picked up big old cardboard box of craft supplies at a garage sale for a $1.00.  Near the top was a quart size baggy of mismatched earrings, vintage rhinestone pins and old 50's era broken necklaces!  OKAY, I can do stuff with that!

I continued digging through the box to find three jars of vintage glass glitter, numerous rickrack packages (original price marked $.05 from Target - how old was this box?), styrofoam balls, and a whole lot of beads, sequins, and beads.  I had not thought of my grandmother's sequin, bead and pin styrofoam ball ornaments in at least 30 years!

I tossed everything aside for a couple of hours and got sentimental as I remembered her making these when I was very, very little.  Of course they were always red and green sequins with red rickrack ribbons..these are a bit different.  See for yourself!

Pin, pearl, sequin...poke in to styrofoam ball.
These are 2 inch balls.

1 comment:

  1. this is so adorable!and your right, it is a new spin on an old idea!
    love it.
    I would love for you to link this up at my $10 or less ornament and gift Christmas party!