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Ribbon Extravaganza

Use up pretty ribbon odds-and-ends to create unique ornaments. Try favorite team colors traditional red and green metallics and patriotic shades too.


STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Ball, 1-1/2"
Assorted ribbons, 1/4"-3/8" wide
Wooden skewers, two
Heavy glass or jar
Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
Thick, white craft glue


1. Cut several 3-1/2"-4" lengths from a variety of ribbons. If using curling ribbon, cut 7"-8" lengths. Curl ribbons before attaching to foam ball.

2. Insert one skewer into bottom of ball. Holding skewer, place dot of white glue on ball surface. Center one ribbon length over glue dot and use second skewer to push ribbon 1/4" into foam ball, twisting slightly to secure. Remove skewer.

3. Continue adding ribbons in same way until entire ball is covered. Place skewer in heavy glass or jar to let ball dry.

4. Remove skewer. Cut 6" ribbon length. Knot ribbon ends to make hanging loop. Apply glue to knot and use skewer to push hanger into top of ball. Let dry.

This craft was designed by Kathleen George and is reprinted courtesy of Styrofoam Brand Foam.

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