Monday, August 16, 2010

Swirly-Circle-Decor-Ball

Ok. So that may be a silly title, but it accomplishes two things:
1. Informs you of the craft to come
2. It's best I can think of in this heat. My goodness, even the outdoors is miserable... So ready for the AC to be fixed... *sigh*


Anyhow, despite the stickyness of a sauna that is now our home, I was able to muster up the energy for a few crafts this weekend. I know, what a sacrifice :)

Isn't that little black and white beauty too cute?

I made it using the same technique described in this post.


Only this time instead of using baseballs, I used a wiffle ball... wait...is that what this is? It was from a set at the dollar store...


The paper I chose was two sided.


Don't ya just LOVE that pattern!

Anyhow, for full instructions click on the link above. And if you are going to use a wiffle ball for the circle punches technique here are a few tips.


Use a candle holder with a stake/poker thing still on it to keep the ball upright.


Much easier than having to pick it up every time it rolls off the table. Ask me how I know. :)


When you get to a hole, just place some glue on the top two circles already glued on and place one circle right between them, like this:


 Don't worry about the empty spot below the circle you are about to place. When you come around on the next row, the next two circles will overlap the one over the hole and that will keep it in place. Does that make sense? Hope so! If not message me and I will try to explain better.


It is really just a mater of patience with these. No perfection needed. And it's super easy to make. One episode of Design Star and ta-da! All done!


Have you made any new decor balls? I'd love to see!

All photos taken by yours truly.

6 comments:

  1. oh i LOVE decore balls! this one is awesome!

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  2. That looks amazing!! Nice job!

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  3. Oh, I love this!
    Love from Holland.

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  4. OMGoodness, that totally gave me an idea!! I have a couple of those balls that were going to be trash!!! YAY, thanks for sharing!

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  6. you really need your own craft show! wow...LOVE reading the step-by-step detail! you make it sound so easy peasy lemon squeezy!

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