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Just curious has anyone tried making a Christmas ornament fly? Thought about doing one for the kids this year. Possibly putting one in a clear bulb to hang on tree if I can get it inside. Any ideas or pictures of some would be helpful. Thanks

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You only got 11.5 months to go.   You can get plastic or glass balls at craft stores and hang a fly in it.  Simple. Have seen some jazzier ones with moss, sticks, rocks then fly glued to that.  Kinda like putting a ship in a bottle with tweezers.  

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I received a number of similar ornaments (fly in clear bulb) from my grandfathers as a child, but also received one (still have) that was a hollow glass fish ornament just large enough to fit a small bucktail pattern (believe it originally had a mickey finn) inside.  I've thought of doing something similar for my nephews, but have yet to attempt it.

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Another example... fly tied by my grandfather-in-law, several decades ago. I make sure it's the first ornament to go on the tree every year. 🙂20201212_184318.thumb.jpg.f23451aabfbae2926c859d149ae820e3.jpg

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Those clear ornaments are available at Hobby Lobby. Wife made some for Christmas gifts for our woodturning club. Filled with sawdust and a decal- Sawdust is man glitter. Like it idea of the fly.

 

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