Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Decoration Balls!

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?

14 comments:

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Those turned out great! I love the thumb tack ball.

Kristin said...

Um, LOVE these Kenzie! What a great variety...

Diane said...

They look great. You did a good job on those.

Mom_Rhonda said...

The thumbtack balls are my favorite too. I love these!

WildIrishRose33 said...

What to put in them..... hmmm..... sea shells? Smooth stones? Maybe even rocks that you pick up from outside and break open that have pretty insides... I don't know. I'm not very good at decorating and all that stuff.
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Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

Okay, seriously loving the thumbtack balls! I'm totally going to have to make me some of those! Adorable and so simple! Thanks for sharing!

:) Erin
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sanjeet said...

LOVE these Kenzie! What a great variety...
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Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

These are great, love the thumbtack idea and the pinto beans. How about some sand/seashells/pillar candle for one of the other jars?

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love the thumbtack ball! I saw one on another blog and have wanted to make one ever since. I'm just having a hard time finding PLAIN silver thumbtacks, even at the Dollar Store. All your decor balls look great.

Judith @ Creating Balance said...

Love them all!!! Don't know if I could pick a fave?!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

They are all great!
Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related No.11!
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Stephanie Lynn said...

They look fabulous! Love the thumbtacks! Very clever! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderul week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Nikki@ Cheap Like a Birdie said...

You're so creative, I'm always amazed. I really like the ribbon one and love your jars, the big one would be so cute for laundry detergent. I often run into the same "what do I put in them" with my jars.

stacy@dooLITTLETHINGS.com said...

I love your balls! Haha! Made me laugh too!

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