Saturday, July 17, 2010

Decor Ball

Ok, so everyone has seen all the decor balls out there that are floating around - papered ones and twined ones. Hey, I even jumped on the bandwagon myself a month or two ago and wrapped up some Styrofoam balls with some jute. Very cute, I must say!

I tried to wrap a ball with paper, but I guess I am just a bit inept at that. The other week I found in a little clearance area at Wal-Mart a bag of cotton piping for pillows for $1. I should have gotten more than 1 bag (in retrospect), but oh well.

Brought it home and just recently got around to wrapping it around a Styrofoam ball. It was a lot easier than jute, maybe because it was thicker - so it went a lot faster. But, I still burned my finger and got a blister - OUCH.

Here is my pretty little ball - don't you think she's lovely? I had enough to cover one more! So, because I had the styrofoam balls already (and I got THOSE on clearance - 6 for $3.50), each ball only cost me 50 cents!

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  1. very cute ball! Great deal on the piping!

  2. the balls are on my list to do! thanks for the idea and inspriation i need to get them done because they are OH so cute!

  3. They are cute...thanks for posting about it!


  4. Hi Elizabeth! I missed you while you were getting settled in - everything looks great so far!!
    I recently bought some $1 store jute to wrap balls but haven't quite gotten to it yet. Love how your white ones turned out! happy tuesday!

  5. This project turned out great! If you get a chance come visit my blog. I gave you a sunshine award! Thanks for being one of my followers.

  6. I love, love, love decor balls! Yours is great!

  7. Oh, what a great idea to use the pipping. I have a 100 yard role (I used to do upholstery) that I've been holding onto. Not that I need 100 yards, but this would be a good project to make a teeny tiny dent in it. Thanks for the inspiration!

    I’m having a new link party “Cheap Thrills Thursday” starting the 29th. It’s for creative ideas that cost under $20. If you have a project you’d like to share, I’d love for you to stop by and join in!


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