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You can always find discarded packs of Christmas Ornaments at garage sales and thrift stores.  It always makes me chuckle inside when I hear of people getting rid of their items to buy new because they want a fresh look.  The funniest part about that is they usually pick out something very similar to what they had…just in a different color or texture.

DIVA TIP:  Here is a good rule of thumb…”If you liked it once…you can learn to love it again” …just maybe for somewhere else or for a different purpose.

Now…I am not encouraging you to become a hoarder or make you hold on to things you don’t want. I know all of you professional organizers out there are having a hay day with my school of thought. By all means…if you don’t want it…get rid of it!  I will gladly snag up all of your discarded items and making something beautiful with them (or at least teach other people too)

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  • Ball Ornaments (I scored this 4-pack for $.80)
  • Jute or twine
  • Hot glue gun

Begin by gluing the top of the ornament in place.  Next, drop a small bead of glue on one end of the base and adhere the jute.  Every so often, add more glue and keep wrapping the twine until the ball is covered.

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And there you have it….Decorative Balls that you can place in a bowl, layer in an arrangement or throw at your husband (just checking to see if you are really paying attention. lol).

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Decorative Balls can range from $5.00-$20.00 a piece in your home decor stores.  These beauties were a whopping $.20 each…You do the math on that one! Plus it’s a great way to add style and texture to a space…now I’ve gotta jet to create more of these beauties!

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