Sunday, April 1, 2012

DIY Decorative Balls Tutorial

I had a rough start with these little balls... I won't share my failures, but just know that there were a few prototypes before these that are shown here:


I love this blue bowl!  It makes the First Edition Designer Series Paper really pop.  (I also love that you can see my plum trees reflected in the glass... it turned out really neat I think!) Ok, now on to the tutorial:


The first step is to take some tissue paper and roll it up in a ball.  I just bought some new boots, so I recycled the tissue paper that came inside of them.


Then you will need to take your 1" Circle Punch and punch out quite a few of these circles from your First Edition Designer Series Paper.


The next step is to take scruntch up the circles to 
distress them a bit.  Then take your glue gun and begin gluing them down.


Then ta da!  You have a great centerpiece when you put them in a bowl that you already have!  Easy right?!


Here's one more view... I think that the shadows look pretty neat!

38 comments:

  1. This is such a clever idea and they turned out so cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  2. What a great idea!! I love that it's free and looks cute too! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. These are wonderful- and affordable- so affordable you could have them for all the seasons!

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  4. Love them! Thanks so much for sharing this on Mauvin' Monday!

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  5. This is a lovely idea, thank you for sharing it!:)

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  6. Very cute idea! Found you via Not Just a Housewife link party! :)

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
    www.revolutionariesblog.com

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  7. Very cute!!! I need to start saving my books... or just cut out some pages from my husbands books... he might not notice hehe

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality linky party!

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  8. Super Cute! Thanks for sharing at {Homemade By You}

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  9. how very creative , come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  10. Very pretty!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  11. How cute. Yes, I do like these!

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  12. this a cute idea! very beautiful.
    thanks for sharing.

    happy thursday!

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  13. I love it! So inexpensive yet so cute!

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  14. The shadows definitely look cute, lol. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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  15. Neat project - maybe a great art project for my 13 yr old. Thanks for the tut!

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  16. I love projects that are made from stuff you have already. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  17. Cute. I need to get a circle cutter so I can make cute things like this...

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  18. How cute and frugal too---love it!
    Cheers from Bangalore, India
    Sonia
    cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  19. What a terrific idea!!! Hugs and thank you for joining the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

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  20. So very cute! I love them - and a great excuse to use my circle punches. Thanks!

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  21. this is really cute! I think this is my first time over to your blog. fun stuff here!

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  22. The balls are very sweet but I think I'd rather look at your handiwork than try some of my own. I can guess how they would turn out.

    I'll stick to the jobs I already have on my very long list :)

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  23. Very fun and I really like that three dimensional textured look. Thanks for bringing them to the party at BeColorful
    pam

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  24. Terrific project! How often can you make something really cute for free?! Thanks for linking it!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  25. These are great! You would never know that you had a few prototypes! They look perfect!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  26. This is a great idea. Very cute!! Thanks so much for sharing this on Romance on a Dime!!

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  27. These turned out great! Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday at www.thrifty101.blogspot.com You've been featured! Be sure to stop by and grab an "I was featured" button and join up again this week with more of your awesome ideas!

    Michelle
    Thrifty 101

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  28. They turned out terrific! Love these! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  29. Superb idea.. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party!

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  30. Another creative cool craft from Miss Ashley.

    Can you send me a link to your online catalog? I need a few Stampin' Up things and the lady I knew here doesn't do it anymore.

    Might as well order from you.

    I gotta get through with my taxes and then I can place an order!

    Thanks for sharing this super terrific idea!

    A+

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