Pokeball Xmas Tree Decoration
My latest creation is a rather small and simple one (and again I apologise for reminding people that Christmas is all too soon again on its way – and a secondary apology as it won’t be my last Christmas themed project for the year…)
Red & white paint
Paint brushes/water/newspaper so as not to get paint everwhere..
Milk bottle lid
Draw the middle circle part of the pokeball on your Styrofoam ball.
Paint the top red half of your ball. It doesn’t have to be perfect as you will draw a line around the middle of the ball later. However, make sure not to go too much into the white bit as it’s hard to paint white over colour. I think I did two layers of red paint, waiting for it to dry in between coasts.
TIP: I rested the ball in the lid of a milk bottle to hold it still whilst it was drying.
Paint the bottom half of the ball in white. The balls come white anyway, but I thought it gave it a smoother and nicer effect when painted. When dry repeat.
TIP: when washing out paint brushes put a bit of soap or dishwashing liquid in your hand and swirl the brush around in that – it’s really good at helping to get more of the paint out.
Using the black marker, draw around the centre of the ball and around the circle in the middle again.
Cut a piece of ribbon about 15cm long. Fold it over itself at the ends and put the pin through it. Put a bit of craft glue on the end of the pin then push in to the top of the ball.
Now you have a pokeball decoration for your Christmas tree!
I plan on making more with glitter and other colours and hanging then on my geeky Christmas tree