Introduction: Wrecking Ball Ornament

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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.

Miley Cyrus ornament template

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

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.

Step 2: Cut It Out

The images were then cut out and folded along the mirror axis.

Step 3:

Wanting a truly mini Miley on a wrecking ball, I decided to use a grey ornament. Since decorations are meant to be eye catching and not dull, I had to make my own wrecking ball ornaments by spray painting.

Using 2 coats of primer, I was able to achieve a nice matte finish on my glass ornaments.

Step 4: Chain, Then Hang Ornament

I found inexpensive necklace chain at my local craft store. I cut a length and fed one end through the ornament anchor, and the other on an ornament hook. The ornament cap and anchor was secured on top of the ornament. The paper cutout was folded along the chain and secured in place with a little hot glue.

This wrecking ball is now ready to swing from your holiday tree, breaking hearts and social boundaries about appropriateness of ornaments.

Have you made your own wrecking ball ornament? I want to see it!

Happy making :)

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