Handmade ornaments showcase the colors of nature, including pumpkin seeds, chili peppers,dried peas and moss.
4" Styrofoam balls
Dried materials pumpkin seeds, chili peppers, dried split peas, moss, pine cones/straight pines/ribbon/thick white craft glue/acrylic finish low gloss (optional)
General directions: Working on a small section at a time, cover portion of ball with glue and glue on dried materials;continue,working a section at a time, until ball is covered.
Split Peas--Glue split peas as close together as possible.
Moss--Cover ball entirely with moss. Wrap ribbon around ball, pinning at top and bottom of ball.
Pumpkin Seeds-- Glue pumpkin seeds as close together as possible
Pine Cones--Cut apart pine cone;starting at the bottom,glue individual leaves in a row around the ball. Add another row,overlapping the first. Continue adding rows,overlapping each row, until ball is covered.
Chili Peppers--Glue peppers as close together as possible;to keep peppers in place pin top and bottom of each pepper to the ball.
Tie ends of ribbon together, forming a bow. Place a dab of glue on top of ornament pin and glue bow to ball