- Red Christmas Ball
- Length of Chain (It's best to use something that you'd ordinarily throw away--like broken chain from a necklace or bracelet). The amount of chain you'll need depends on the size of your ornament. Mine was small so I used approximately 1/2 inch of chain.
- Flat faced button
- Jump Rings (2 small and 1 large--the large jump ring must fit through one of your button holes)
- Christmas Tree Hook
I choose this ornament in particular because the gold glittery pattern in the middle looks like a flashy belt. Maybe you want to give your plain red ornament a fancy belt--use some paint & glitter to accomplish this!
Total Cost: Personally, Zero dollars! Check around your house for these materials. Odds are you have a plain red Christmas ball packed away, a loose button, and a bit of broken chain. If are purchasing all of these items, I'd estimate it would cost approximately $6-10 depending on the price of your Christmas ball.
- Fine Sharpie Pen
- Flat nosed pliers
- Wire cutters/toenail clippers (in case you need to shorten your chain)
- With your Sharpie pen write the hours of the clock onto your flat faced button. Once you're done, draw 2 clock hands. Let dry.
- Adjust the length of your chain (if necessary) with your wire cutters/toenail clippers. Keep in mind that you want the chain to drape along one side of your Christmas ball and also remember to leave room for your button to dangle.
- Next, attach the button to your chain with your large jump ring. Use your flat nosed pliers to open & close your jump ring securely.
- Attach your chain to the wire portion (the top) of your Christmas ball) with 1 of your small jump rings.
- Drape the remaining chain along one side of your Christmas ball (in the direction of the opposite side that your chain is attached to the ball).
- Grab your small jump ring, and thread your chain onto it. Next, attach your chain to the wire portion (the top) of Christmas ball--remember to leave enough chain for your button to dangle nicely.
- Close your jump ring.
- Attach your Christmas Tree Hook and hang on the tree with pride!
As always, Merry Making!