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Deck the halls with wrecking balls! Make your own Miley Cyrus wrecking ball ornaments for your holiday tree and get ready to twerk in the new year.

I stumbled upon this on Etsy, and knew I could do better. 
I'll show you how to make your own wrecking ball ornaments, or you can use my template and start printing our own.
For those that don't know what this is all about, here's some homework.

This holiday season, decorate your tree with questionable pop culture icon ornaments. Just make sure to top up your eggnog before explaining twerking to grandma

Step 1: Find media

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I performed an image search for wrecking ball and was rewarded with so many picture options, refining the search for high quality photos.

After finding a few profile pictures I copied them and brought them into an image editor. If you don't have an image editor, GIMP is a powerful and free option. Using a lasso tool I selected just the body and deleted the wrecking ball and background. After, I placed the body cut-outs on a page formatted to my printer paper dimensions.

The image was then copied, flipped horizontally, then aligned so a small portion of the mirror image overlaps the original. This process was repeated for each image, and then was printed on a colour printer on regular paper.

If you're lazy you may use my template, download it here.
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Cross6128 months ago

what was your favorite miley pic you used?

mikeasaurus (author)  Cross6128 months ago

All of them!

JON-A-TRON10 months ago


DavidMTaylor made it!11 months ago

Sparkling gif version :)

This is was fun project last year... I intend to make more this coming holiday season! Thanks for sharing !


(Click/Open the image to see the animated version!)

mikeasaurus (author)  DavidMTaylor11 months ago

So sparkly. I hope many Miley's adorn your tree!

daner girl 1611 months ago
I am Miley's cousin
Here's mine :) I think I did a pretty good job too. Thanks for sharing your templates
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sabu.dawdy1 year ago
loll.. this is epic lol
ax891 year ago
I purchased a pack of matte/shiny silver ornaments to avoid having to paint. I made 4 and sneakily put them on the tree at all the Christmas parties I went to... LOL. Thanks for a great idea.
This is too funny! I love it. Thanks for sharing.
rustedmuse1 year ago
I enjoyed this instructable. I've made 3 of these so far for friends and family and everyone loves them. Thanks for posting this!
NathanLlo1 year ago
I can say I really enjoyed this project. It was easy and looks great when I finished.
Being the OCD person that I am, I got my own picture, photoshopped the background off of her and also removed the chain from in front of her wrist (replacing it with skin).
I printed her out normally and flipped over onto card stock paper and put another blank piece of card stock paper in between the two pictures. (My Miley is thick and won't tear easily).
At first I tried a traditionally colored wrecking ball to prop her on, but it was too dull and not in any way Christmas related. So I spray painted the bulb again to a metallic finish and then some sparkles to make something a little more festive.
Then I hot glued her onto the chain at her hands and glued her to the bulb at her butt and feet.
Then wallah! I realized I was done!
Thanks for the idea! I think my friend will really enjoy this!
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dallinrox71 year ago
What a great idea. I tried to use white and rust colour paint to make it look more used. Thank for this instructable XD
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mikeasaurus (author)  dallinrox71 year ago
Looking good. Enjoy the patch and 3-month Pro!
gadget-man1 year ago
I thought that was hilarious, so her is mine printed at 75% on a fan pull chain.
mikeasaurus (author)  gadget-man1 year ago
Now you can enjoy it year-round! Enjoy the patch and 3-month Pro!
Yes I can, thank you very much for my 1st patch and the 3-month pro.
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blueva1 year ago
Brilliant idea ;D
Merry christmas from The Netherlands
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mikeasaurus (author)  blueva1 year ago
Nice. Enjoy the patch and 3-month Pro!
bsherman51 year ago
This was too much fun! I think I'm going to have a great present for rob your neighbor!
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mikeasaurus (author)  bsherman51 year ago
I like the colour of that ornament. Enjoy the patch and 3-month Pro!
Our tree isn't up yet, so Miley's just hanging around my room. Fantastic 'ible!
mikeasaurus (author)  herefishyfishy1 year ago
Awkward without the tree, but no less awkward than her on a wrecking ball. Enjoy the patch and 3-month Pro!
ajalmaguer1 year ago
While cleaning up tape today I thought of this project. Brilliant idea!
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mikeasaurus (author)  ajalmaguer1 year ago
Weird and wonderful. Enjoy the patch and 3-month Pro!
I thought all the original ideas for Christmas ornaments were taken, until this instructable came in like a wrecking ball, and shattered that belief.
travel_bug1 year ago
hahaha... wish I knew a miley cyrus fan to make this for!
urbanmx1 year ago
I made one it was a big hit thank you
Good idea i am definetly going to make them.
PACW1 year ago
Hmm. I don't know if any of my friends are Miley Cyrus fans. . . I wish I knew someone I could make one of these for.
mikeasaurus (author)  PACW1 year ago
I've been ornament dropping at malls all over town
cconley31 year ago
These are the best ornaments on my tree!
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75vetteman1 year ago
This is wrong just as said above, going to report, this needs to be taken off, kids look at this website and this goes to far.
I completely agree. We need to do what we can to try to stop this filth!!
stewrimes1 year ago
Have some hanging in my shop... Now people want to buy them! Have been call them Wrecking-baubles.
Haha this was so funny to make! Here's my picture:
ugh I glued her the wrong way...
Still works.
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