Sunday, August 21, 2011
So, I had it in my head to try and recreate some things from Ballard.
Not huge things, obviously. I'm not filthy rich. Just the little things they use to make their pictures a little more interesting...like their topiaries.
Except I should have taken a better look at them because what I did looked NOTHING like the ones in the Ballard catalog. Oops.
Ah, well, these were still fun to make.
I found the little containers at a store in Amarillo during my last trip there. I took my trusty floral foam from previous paint projects and used my highly scientific method (a bread knife) to cut it up into pieces.
Using a grapevine and some hot glue, I sort of just jammed the pieces around until it was secure and didn't fall over. In my very scientific way, of course.
Why is styrafoam so expensive?? I mean, really...there's not much too it...so why did this little green ball cost over $4? That's just too much in my eyes. Too bad I was lacking one of those nifty 40% off coupons I always seem to have on other occasions...
This was an old moss ball from a previous project eons ago. I decided to recycle it for the topiaries.
After a lot of hot gluing and a very minimal amount of swearing (in my kid-friendly way) I ended up with these.
I got the moss in a package at Michael's. It's kind of smelly....but I like it.
All in all, it was a pretty fun and cheap project. And I'm still liking the outcome.