Glass Ball Santas *pic*

shaunNovember 14, 2008

Hi all, just sharing what I'm making this year for my family.

Glass Ball Santas! They're so cute. Hope the pictures do them justice.

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justlinda

They are just too darn cute. Thanks for showing them off.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2008 at 12:17PM
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sorie6

Oh my adorable. Would you share how you make them? Where do you find the glasses?
Thanks.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2008 at 3:26PM
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shaun

Oh Sorie6 you would ask that! hahah! I'm having a heck of a time finding more glasses. Michaels sometimes has them but right now they are out of them. May have to order more online.

I'll try to explain how to make them.

Supplies

Hot Glue Gun
Glass Balls
Red Felt
Wiggly Eyes
Red Balls for noses
glasses
Craft Boa
wide (12mm) white pipe cleaners
1" white pom poms

Cut felt to resemble a b-day hat. Hot glue edges together and then turn inside out. Looks like a dunce cap.

1. Glue pipe cleaner around base of hat; glue pom pom on tip of hat.

2. Glue Hat to Glass Ball (not too far down)

3. Glue Eyes on Ball

4. Glue Nose on Ball

5. Glue or push glasses (ends of frames) under the hat letting the lenses rest on nose.

6. Bend pipe cleaner into a V shape, glue the V part under nose then bend the ends up over cheeks and glue end to edge of hat. Cut off any extra little piece.

7. Glue boa just at the bottom of the pipe cleaner, going around his face up to the edge of hat.

8. Bend tip of hat over and glue to side.

Add little ornaments to front of cap.

Using ice pick, poke hole into top of hat and push thin ribbon thru then tie a knot. This is so you can hang it.

I think that's it.

Hope I explained it well enough! Good Luck!!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2008 at 4:14PM
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huggybear_2008

Oh my gosh these are soooooo cute.. you guys are so creative.. thanks for sharing this with all of us.. now I have to make some of these.. whew.. I am running out of time .. LOL I will be making these on New Years.. Oh well I can save them for next year..LOL

    Bookmark   November 14, 2008 at 5:26PM
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kudzukween

How sweet! And my grandson was across the room behind me and came running up saying " I know who that is! It's Santa!" hehe, he just loved them, and I do,too!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2008 at 7:35PM
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shaun

Aw thanks everyone!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2008 at 8:48PM
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luvstocraft

Those are just precious. Those little glasses just make them extra cute. Wish I was on your Christmas gift list! Luvs

    Bookmark   November 15, 2008 at 1:14AM
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amberscu

Shaun- I have a craft blog and would love to put them on it with your permission! I would be sure to give you full credit for the project!
Just let me know!!
Amber

Here is a link that might be useful: redmommycrafts

    Bookmark   November 15, 2008 at 10:07AM
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shaun

Amber, I'd be delighted!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2008 at 9:01PM
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amberscu

The ornaments just went up!! Thanks so much for allowing me to post!!! I really love them!!!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2008 at 9:22PM
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sorie6

Thanks for the tutorial on them. I hope I can find the glasses. So cute.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2008 at 10:18PM
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honeysuckleridge

These are adorable!! Your so generous to share your directions!!

thank you,
ginger

    Bookmark   November 17, 2008 at 6:41PM
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oddie

Sooo cute! dont know how I missed the post, TFS beautiful crafting!
oddie

    Bookmark   November 18, 2008 at 8:43AM
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the-light-lady

Those are cute! Reminds me of the satin ball Rudolph ornaments I used to make for my son and our tree.
If you can't find the glasses you could make them out of gold craft wire and cut out heavy clear plastic lenses from one of those very hard to open packages that you buy at the store. The kind that you have to use a knife or scissors to open. After you make the frames, cut out 2 circles of plastic just little bit larger that the opening for the lenses. Then from the back side of the glasses glue the plastic lenses in place with a dab of hot glue on each side and at the nose piece of the glasses. Your friends will be amazed that YOU made his glasses! Good luck!

    Bookmark   November 30, 2008 at 9:51PM
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concretenprimroses

Bump!

    Bookmark   October 2, 2011 at 12:23PM
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bulldinkie

Theres soooo muchg you can do with clear balls,fill em,paint them ,put paint inside swirl,my daughter & Imade raggedy ann& andy they were gorgeous.we filled clear with tan paint to start.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2011 at 3:34PM
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