Sunday, March 20, 2011

having a ball~

I have always liked the decorative balls (what ever their technical term is??? :) ) that I have seen around like at Michaels and other craft stores.....like these

I have never bought any, I always think....I can make those. So, this weekend I decided to give it a try; my hunny took Beka to motocross and I got to stay at home :) .  So I already had some different sized styrofoam balls and some jute twine; but I bought at the grocery store some pinto beans, black beans and some split peas. 

I started out with the twine.  I first placed some hot glue on the ball and started rolling the twine around the ball.



 After burning my fingers and figuring I was done with the twine for a while, I tried the beans.


I still burned my fingers with the beans, but the pinto beans were easier than the smaller beans. I even tried putting the glue on the ball and then dipping it into the beans, that didn't work so well; so I went back to placing the beans on the glue instead.  I am thinking as I am doing this and the hot glue is burning my fingers; that maybe the next time I think .....I can make those.....It might be easier and less painful to just BUY THEM!!!! :)

In the end, I like how they turned out. I may try and find some other little seeds or something to make some more.....:) Maybe...:)

I also went to Walmart this weekend, guess what I found!!! Moss rocks! I got a box for $3.00!

I hope everyone had a very nice weekend; they go by so fast!

Take care....Jodi
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9 comments:

Sam @ The Junk House said...

I love those! You did such an awesome job. They were definitely worth the hot glue burns...easy for me to say, my fingers aren't burnt)!

Jill said...

Love those balls! You did a great job!
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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Michelle @ Loving Every Second said...

How cute! Love how they turned out :)

Stephanie @ Home said...

Aw hot glue gun burns are the worst! But those balls came out great!

kristin said...

very nice!!! i still have balls, jute and twine from a few months ago i never got around to making my balls, i think I need to get on that though!
And i love those moss rocks! and for $3 thats not a bad deal at all! very cute! ill have to check my walmart for them next time I am out!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

I really like the bean balls and the moss rocks!!! They look great!! Good job! :)

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I love the way your decorative balls turned out! They are beautiful! All I could think when I looked at the twine pictures was "She is burning the heck out of herself" :) Totally worth it.

Jan said...

Are those green ones split peas? If so I love them for the color & bet they contributed to your pain! Love them all!