I have seen all sorts of decoration balls, you know the pretty ones that serve no purpose other than to sit there and be pretty, all over blog land! I decided to make some of my own, so I headed to WalMart and picked up a couple of bags of balls
ha ha ha ha, sorry it made me laugh :). I decided to make a pinto bean ball, a jute/twine ball, a hemp ball and a ribbon ball. After I had them all made they were missing something so I went in search of items to make another one. I started to make one with buttons but after 30 minutes of cutting straight pins I got bored and found thumbtacks!
I glued on about a million pinto beans and then sprayed the it with my trusty ORB spray paint! With the jute ball I started at one end and just kept wrapping and hot gluing trying to keep the jute as close together as possible with as few burns as possible!
The smaller hemp ball was a pain, I had to wrap it like I wrapped the jute ball and then I just randomly wrapped it to get the messy look!
I think the thumb tack balls might be my favorite! I just pushed thumbtacks into the ball, hot gluing the top pins in so they wouldn't fall out.
For the ribbon ball I took some 3/8" satin ribbon and wrapped in an X pattern pushing straight pins through as I went. After I was done I used more pins to create a line all the way around.
Here they sit in the amazing apothecary jars I got for my birthday!
Now I just need to figure out what to put in the other 2.....any ideas?