Golf Tee Desk Ornament

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Introduction: Golf Tee Desk Ornament

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In this Instructable I will show you how to make a desk ornament out of some easy to find materials.

Step 1: Materials

The materials needed for this project are:

- golf tees
- a golf ball
- hot glue gun
- glue for the glue gun
- paint (optional)

Step 2: Start Gluing It Together

Plug in the hot glue gun and let it warm up.

To attatch the golf tees just spread glue on the bottom of the tee then quickly put the tee onto the golf ball.

you want to glue the tees on from the top down so they are even on the golf ball (see pictures). they will not always fit perfectly and there will sometimes be small gaps. Thats ok they are barley noticeable once you are done (also see picture).

Step 3: Finishing Up

Basically its done now it only took me about 15 minutes to make so its a fast project.

Now you can also choose to paint it if you want I chose to paint mine red. Make sure you cover the whole entire thing I had to flip it a bunch of times because its hard to get all the sides coated.

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    use that damn thing as a flail head or a throwing ball

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    Keep it on your desk until the zombie apocalypse.

    For the golfing nut in the family. Cool! I know you described it as a desk ornament, but any nifty ideas on how to incorporate a hook for a tree ornament? Anyone?

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     I would:

    a) Take a X-ACTO or similar craft knife and cut a notch about one centimeter or so from the tip (the side farthest from the golf ball) of whichever tee you wish to be the top.

    b) Aquire some sewing thread (also called floss -- not the stuff for your teeth) and tie a nice, tight knot around that notch from step 'a.'  P'raps double it around to ensure it's tight.  Make sure there's one to three inches left over, depending on how far from the branch you want it to hang.  

    c)  Bend one side of a paperclip so that it can fit over the branch of a tree.  Tie the thread (or floss, if you prefer) around the other, still coiled side of the paperclip.

    d)  Place the finished ornament onto a tree branch.

    e)  Be merry.

    f)*  Visit my blog, http://ramblingsrobert.wordpress.com.
    *Note that step 'f' is purely optional.  Also, forgive my shameless self-promotion.

    drill a hole through it or glue a string to it possibly

    Has anyone tried any other type of glue than hot glue ? Maybe super glue or something ? The one I made is pretty fragile :(

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    Fabri-Tac works on everything!

     i think wood glue might work well. also: this looks more like a spiky ball of death (for throwing at someone you don't like) than an ornament...

    OMG thank you, i was making this originally for show but today i realized it was my grandmas birthday! these make an excellent present. (but there kinda hard to wrap) :D

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    pretty digital _ Think il dip the tees in some UV paint ..

    That is a pretty cool idea, and really simple too. If you had enough of the different colored tees, you could make patterns and such too. Bravo !

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    Thanks that would be a good idea :]

    How many tees does it use?

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    This is sooooooo space age! Can't wait to oaint mine gold and add some glitter to the tips. Nuclear thanks!

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    Glitter? How about Enriched Uranium?

    How many tees did it take for you to make this? Great 'ible, and pretty quick as an ornament!

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    umm I don't remember for sure but I guess around 20 or a little more. I no longer have it, it broke when I stepped on it .

    lol make another one then, it looks so easy! When I get the chance to score around 20 tees I'll definetely make this!