Saturday, April 24, 2010

Some fun decorations...

Hello everyone!

I know we've been seeing a lot of these on blogland....homemade decor balls! I have made some before with fabric and beads...

But, I wanted to try it again! You always learn a few things the first time around and since I had leftover Styrofoam balls to use up, I thought I would give it another shot.

I found some of this jute in the $1 section at Target...and the pinto beans I had on hand from a little bean bag project awhile back...

You can do all sorts of different patterns with this....that's what's really fun about this little project! I just stood at the counter while the kids colored and ran around and glued my little heart out! It's nice to have something besides your fingers to push the jute against the ball, though. I used the end of a pencil...cuts down on the burnt fingers! :)

Just keep gluing and winding the jute around the ball...

....until you have something like this!

Here's some pics of my pinto bean ball...

I thought spray painting it red would be a little different for my home decor....but it was a little TOO red.

So, I mixed up some black acrylic paint with some water....

Painted it on and then wiped it off with a clean cloth...

...until I had the look I liked!

I like!

Then, I proceeded to move everything around in my home until I found the desired location. Voila! So easy and fun.
Linking to: Frugalicious Fridays
Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


  1. Love them! I didn't know Target's dollar spot had jute! I'm gonna have to go get some. Thanks!


  2. I just picked up a ball of jute @ Target last week. Now I know what I can do with it. I wrapped some balls in yarn @ Christmastime last year and they were way cute. I think I might post those, even though it's almost May. ha ha

  3. Pretty cool! Loving the mix of textures. Really makes you think about all the other possibilities too.

    Thanks for linking this up to SNS!
    FJ Donna


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