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I'm going to try to help out the best I can here. The pictures Annette posted are not very difficult to make if you think the directions Gingerbug posted are doable for you.

http://www.make-stuff.com/projects/quiltball.html

If you follow these directions (it's the site Gingerbug posted earlier), you can embellish the ornaments however you want. It looks like the only difference between the ones on that site and the ones in Annette's picture is ribbon and layer thickness.

Just get a thin ribbon and add it to each folded corner (using glue) while you're pinning and gluing each layer of fabric. And as you're adding layers, try to pin the fabric closer and farther away from the center (easier said than done). When you have the basic ball finished, just add a nice bow on top using a thicker ribbon.

So...
1. Do one layer (the center gold layer in Annette's picture) as the directions say.
2. Then, do the second layer (this will be the green - left ball, or red - right ball in Annette's picture) as the directions say.
3. When you finish with that second layer, glue very thin piece of ribbon to each point of the second layer's fabric.
4. Move on to the third layer.

You can make thinner and thicker layers by pinning closer or farther away from the "center" you created during the first layer. Making a thickness is really tricky to master, but with enough practice (and free time!) it can be done!

Note: As you're adding layers, some of the ball will look very ugly. Ignore the ugly parts and only focus on the points you are creating with each layer.

I hope I didn't confuse anyone!
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Thanks for the tips.
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I've made the styrofoam balls as mentioned by Lfisch YEARS ago. Probably when I had a brownie troop.lol jy
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