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By Suzann Sladcik Wilson

Swarovski Crystal Mosaic Ornament by Suzann Sladcik Wilson

Swarovski Mosaic Ornament by Suzann Sladcik Wilson

Welcome to the Smoothfoam Holiday Ball Blog Hop! Today’s project is a stunning ornament that you will want to leave out all year long. The Swarovski Crystal Mosaic ornament is sure to bring lots of sparkle to your tree.

Close Up of Swarovski Crystal Mosaic Onament

Close up of Swarovski Mosaic Ornament by Suzann Sladcik Wilson

The Smoothfoam 2 inch ball was used as the base of the project. Having something light weight to counteract the weight of the crystals was very helpful. I covered the ball using Mod Podge’s Collage Clay for the medium to hold the crystals. This project took me about a hour, so not too bad time wise. You could also make this from left over beads in your stash.

Here is how to make it.

Materials to make Swarovski Mosaic OrnamentMaterials:

  • Smoothfoam 2 inch ball
  • Mod Podge Collage Clay
  • 1.5 inch eye pin
  • Various Swarovski Crystals

Directions:

1. Insert eye pin into the top of the Smoothfoam ball. Leave 1/4 inch of the top of the eye pin exposed. Tip: You might want to add some glue to your eye pin to make sure it stays in place.

2. Using the Wavy tip, apply a section of Mod Podge Collage Clay to your Smoothfoam ball. Tip: Use a small glass or candle holder to hold your ball while your are applying the Mod Podge Collage Clay and crystals.

3. Apply crystals to your Mod Podge Collage Clay.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the whole Smoothfoam ball is covered.

5. Allow ornament to dry for 24 hours.

6. Put some string through your eye pin and tie it to form a loop.

7. Hang your ornament on the tree and enjoy!

Don’t forget to hop through and see all the other wonderful creations made with Smoothfoam balls! You can click here to see them!