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Make Cotton Swab Ornaments

5 December 2011 4,099 views 5 Comments

by rhonda

It's starburst-meets-snowflake with this clever ornament design by Britt from Interestosity!  A little glue and epsom salt give it a sparkly,  crystal-ish look at the tips of the cotton swabs.  You could even add glitter for extra snow-like sparkle!  They were inspired by some very expensive ornaments from a high-end home decor store.  Up close you can tell what they are, but at a distance they look totally chic.  The project is easy enough for kids to handle as well!  [how to make cotton swab ornaments]

Project estimate:

  • Foam ball, on hand or $1
  • Cotton swabs, on hand or $1
  • Epsom salt, on hand or $1
  • Glue, on hand

Total:  Free and up

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5 Comments »

  • Michelle L. said:

    Ha! this is amazingly cute – great upcycle!

  • Roxanne Rowley said:

    Yes, nice upcycle! and easy!!

  • Britt said:

    Thank you for featuring my ornaments! What an awesome surprise!!

  • Mary said:

    Great wy to make cute ornaments without breaking the bank! The Dollar Store, aka The Dollar Tree, gets my vote for coming up with clever ways to use their inexpensive items. YAY!

    Mary

  • DIY: Ornaments and More | Broke-Ass Stuart's Goddamn Website said:

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