The first time I saw these ornaments was last year. I was in the mall looking at everything Christmas. While in Williams-Sonoma, buying cookie cutters, I spotted their Metallic Swirl Ball Ornaments. It is a clear ornament with gold etching going around it in a ribbon-like fashion. While very pretty, at $75 for a pack of 4, I just couldn’t do it. Then the Christmas season passed and I forgot all about them.
Until the other day, when I was back at Williams-Sonoma and spooted them again!
So I went home and thought about how I would make my own version. I have yet to find a non-toxic etching set, so I knew that was out of the question.
Then it occurred to me…metallic gold ribbon would work perfectly!!
- metallic gold ribbon
- clear glass ornaments
- glue gun
- Cut ribbon into 6 inch strips
- Attach the ribbon onto the ornament using a glue gun. Only apply a small amount of glue to the top and then to the bottom.
- I used a toothpick to remove some of the extra glue while it was still hot-so that I didn’t have a huge glob of glue at the bottom of my ornament
- I wrapped 2 strips of ribbon around my ornament, attempting to give it a slight swirl.
While it does not look exactly the same as the one in the store, I still think that it is a nice ornament. And it looks very pretty hanging on my tree.