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While I was on my vacation, I got an email from Dorrie about a great Christmas craft for when I got back: paper mache Christmas ornaments.

Sam has some nice paper mache ornaments, though one is in a slightly less than traditional shape for the holidays.

Sam has some nice paper mache ornaments, though one is in a slightly less than traditional shape for the holidays.

I had some fun stories to share from Vegas (not everything stays there!) and while I was gone, apparently some of my Too Cute Tuesday friends won door prizes at our local merchant’s sale. Good luck all around!

These were super easy and fun. The link above will take you to the original craft but we of course modified it. You know, because we can’t follow directions. And you know, not in a bad way…



Materials
Balloon
Newspaper
Flour and water mixture (paper mache mix)
Tissue paper
Embroidery Floss
Glitter, paint, markets, etc. (optional)

Dorrie layers on the magic... but we'll have to let things dry before we pop the balloon.

Dorrie layers on the magic… but we’ll have to let things dry before we pop the balloon.

1. Blow up a balloon in a smallish, roundish shape.

2. Using the paper mache mix, dip newspaper and/or tissue paper and slowly cover the balloon.

3. Tie the floss around the balloon nub (Nicole patented term) and cover that with paper mache.

4. Let your product dry (or expedite the process by using a blowdryer). Add glitter, markers, and other decorations to finish things off.

Once dry, you can pop the balloon and hang in your tree… or pass this off as a Yankee Swap gift or ornament swap, like I will try to do later this week.

Aren’t you crafty? And festive for the holiday season!



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