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Sunday, July 7, 2013


People often tell me they don’t craft because they have no talent. Nonsense! Anyone can craft. There are plenty of crafts that require no talent or skill but still produce items you’d be proud to display in your own home or give as a gift to someone else. In keeping with our Christmas in July theme this month, here’s a Seaside inspired Christmas Ornament that anyone can make.

3” Styrofoam® ball
thin jute cord (approximately 3mm in diameter)
tacky glue
straight pins
12-15 small seashells
assortment of pearl and white buttons in various sizes
jeweler’s glue or low-temp glue gun

1. Secure the end of the jute in the ball with a straight pin dipped in tacky glue. Then wrap the ball randomly with the jute until the Styrofoam® is covered.

2. Make a 4” loop from jute. Dip a straight pin in tacky glue, then secure loop with pin. Bring jute to opposite end of ball from loop, cut end and glue in place, securing with another glue dipped pin. Allow to dry.

3. Using the jeweler’s glue or glue gun, attach seashells and buttons randomly around ornament. 


Anonymous said...

Hey -

Your last post [CRAFTS WITH ANASTASIA--SEASIDE INSPIRED CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT] was freaking awesome. I have gone ahead and added your stuff to my Feedly account. Please keep me updated if you post anywhere else.

Keep rocking –



Thanks, Jon! Glad you enjoyed it.