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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Decorative Balls

I used 2 different tutorials for these; one found at Frugal Home Ideas (the ones you wrap around a balloon) and one found at Vanessa Christenson (the ones you hot glue to a styrofoam ball).
Instead of 4" styrofoam balls, I found fake oranges at the dollar store and instead of buying Stiffy for the others I just used Mod Podge (although I had to use tweezers to pick at them after it dried and I don't know if you would have to do that with Stiffy). I used Jute Twine for the styrofoam ones because that's what I had on hand but I wouldn't recommend it - I think the Jute is a lot skinnier so it takes longer to wrap and the hot glue seeps out more.
Total cost: $3

~Star

I'm linking up:


Life in the Pitts
 http://www.thethriftyhome.com
Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden

6 comments:

  1. Very neat! Love the idea of using a balloon.

    I'm visiting from the Penny Pinching Party. :)

    - Michele

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  2. $3? That's awesome! These are so pretty. I think I'm gonna make some.

    Thank you for linking this up to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts!

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  3. Love those! I'm featuring you :) womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks guys!!

    I wanted to clarify that it only cost me $3 because I had most of the supplies on hand like the balloons, mod podge, and twine :)

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  5. I really like the ones you made with a balloon! They look great.

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

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  6. I didn't create my own, but here's another use for them:

    http://sillybeeschickadees.blogspot.com/2010/06/orbs-of-coolness.html

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