Although inflatable holiday yard decorations are most popular today, a couple of gorgeous grand ornaments like these would still be real eye-catchers… and set your front yard apart from the neighbors.
One bonus that comes with making retro-style crafts more than 50 years after the how-to was first published: modern LED lights stay cool, are inexpensive, some come with a variety of optional effects, and they can even run a long time off of a battery — making them the perfect choice to illuminate the inside of the little winter wonderland inside your globes.
Giant Christmas ornaments: Beautiful outdoor ornaments you can make (1970)
Colossal Christmas balls are reminiscent of tiny peepshow Easter eggs, are two feet in diameter, and need a stout limb to hang from. Glitter and ribbon trim the outside with a charming scenic setup in the luminous interior.
How to make these dazzling giant Christmas ornaments (1970)
These titan ornaments featuring fantasy forest scenes can be hung from sturdy branches. Once they’re made, you’ll have them as a lasting Christmas decoration for your home.
How-to steps: Photos from the 70s
Supplies: What you need & where to buy
While some of the items needed to make these giant Christmas ornaments you may have already at home — like newspaper, glue, and aluminum foil — there are a few other things that you might need to buy before making these dazzling holiday decorations. Here’s what we found!