My sister in law always has a beautiful table arrangement for Christmas and I wanted to try to copy her sweet gum balls decorations. Her mom makes them with all of her children and grandchildren and maybe great grand children now. It's pretty simple, just gather up some Sweet Gum balls which are pretty readily available in the South. Stick toothpicks with glue into the little holes, and let dry. Then, spray paint and while the paint is still wet sprinkle glitter on top to make them sparkle. Below is my first attempt. I want to try some chunkier glitter the next time I make them and maybe try new colors like turquoise or orange. But for now, they look pretty on my mantle.