I created some really quick and easy decor balls that can be popped into a basket, decorative bowl, tall glass container, etc. and easily changed out when you get tired of them!
wiffle balls (packages of 4 sold at the $1 store)
moss - (used reindeer moss) any color/texture you like
spray paint (optional)
mod podge (optional)
Decide how many balls you want to decorate for your container and gather the necessary amount of supplies.
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Using hot glue, secure one end of the twine to the ball. (I placed the end inside and glued it down just outside of that. Apply hot glue to a small area and wrap the twine tightly in a flat circle, expanding out across the surface of the ball.
Snip the end, tuck, and glue in place!
I used some old gold cord that I had knowing gold was not the color I wanted but loved the thickness and texture it created. So.....a little paint, and it transformed this gold ball into something more chic!
Using hot glue and large amounts of moss, apply it all around the ball. Cup the ball on both sides often to press the moss in place and apply glue as necessary to get a good shape. If you apply the moss thick enough you shouldn't be able to see the ball at all.
Cut several strips of burlap. They can be random scraps/shapes or stripes of random widths and lengths. Apply the strips around the ball gluing the end down, place a small dot of hot glue in the middle and then glue down the other end.
Criss cross the pieces of burlap until the entire ball is covered.
You can leave the burlap ball as it is or to make the burlap wrap around the ball more smoothly and have a round shape, apply some mod podge and smooth the edges. Allow to dry and snip any areas as needed.
Repeat with has many balls as desired! Try applying other materials to the outsides of the balls too. Please upload and share your photos of this project in our Brassy Apple Flickr Group!
Have fun creating your own Home decor balls and filling up containers all over your house! We combined ours with some green "mossy" rocks (found at the $1 store too!) Oh and the wire basket was a second hand store find that was sage green and rose in color. I spray painted it white to update it and make it more my style! :)
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