Christmas Globes Centerpiece
By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 7 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
This simple Christmas globes project makes a really nice centerpiece, one that will have your guests complimenting on your child's creative ability.
What you'll need:
- 6 or more 1.5" wooden balls
- Red and green spray paint
- White and gold painter pens
- Acrylic sealer spray or glaze
How to make it:
- In a well ventilated area, place wooden balls on a large piece of cardboard, or prop them in an upside down egg carton. A garage with the door open also works very well.
- Spray half of the balls green and the other half red and let the paint dry. When dry, turn the balls over and do the other side, let dry. Repeat for a minimum of 2 coats, 3 if needed (see image).
- When balls are dry, use paint pens to write holidays words such as: HO HO HO, SANTA, NOEL, JOY, HOPE, PEACE (see image).
- Spray balls with sealer as you did the paint, alternating sides after they dry.
- Display in a clear bowl, glass or jar.
- Make a pretty container from a pickle jar! Wrap a piece of tulle around the rim and tie a piece of holiday ribbon around the tulle.
- Display in a clear vase. Find them for less than a dollar at your local thrift store.
- Try other colors such as ice blue and white or gold and silver.