Monday, December 14, 2009

They don't need to cost a small fortune!



The Girl Creative

Do you ever notice how much those decorative balls cost at the stores? A small little fortune. Well I decided to make my own. All you need is some jute, Styrofoam balls (thanks for pointing that out Kahra....I'm just not on the ball today!), glue gun, mod podge and napkins or tissue paper, and some buttons.


Here are three finished ones. The black and white one is made with napkins that I shredded into small pieces and mod podged them on....the black one is tissue paper.

This one is not quite finished yet, I ran out of hot glue sticks! Some buttons are layered on top of each other in order to hide the white.

Here they are paired with some small fortune ones :) They were fun and super easy to do...the only hard part was being patient enough to let them dry before displaying them!

7 comments:

Alana Jo said...

You are so creative!!!

Kahra @ Thrifty LaRue said...

So cute! You forgot to mention that your fabulous decorative balls are styrofoam, but you know, we think alike, so I already knew. :o) I used tennis balls, but they get heavy, so I'll be trying your technique next.

Andy and Robyn said...

And you come up with these ideas how?!?! Such a fun & creative idea.

Kathy said...

SO SO SO cute!!! I think as your mother I should get everything you make. You should just always make double! I think it sounds like a great plan...don't you???

Brad said...

It is a good thing you are creative because I got NOTHING!!!

Pat & Ron Harris said...

I love the buttom ornament. Will you leave it that way when you finish it or will you spray paint it? I think either will be wonderful! I'm going to try that one. Thanks for the great idea!

Carmen said...

I like those!!!! Great idea!