Saturday, December 4, 2010

Anything they can make, I can make for less.

My mom has been known to go into a store, see something she likes and then go home and re-create it. Sometimes she has a picture. Sometimes a video. And sometimes she has just examined the details and has it all stored up in her head. I think I'm becoming like my mom...

In the December issue of Better Homes and Gardens I saw these adorable decorative balls made by wrapping yarn around a styrofoam ball. I decided I needed to try making my own.
Especially after I found the ornament at JoAnn's for $7.99!
I knew I could make it for less than that!
I started with a couple different sizes of 
smoothfoam balls from Hobby Lobby. 
I used two different type of thickness of white yarn. One with a thin silver tread woven through it. 
The layers don't need to be very thick, just cover most of the ball. 
I decided not to use them as ornaments or on a wreath but as a decorative accessory on my mantle. I'm loving the look!
Here's a close up of the two different types of yarn I used.
I hope this inspires you to get creative and try some of the things you see as you're out doing your Christmas shopping. Happy crafting!


  1. 1. Adorable
    2. You're TOTALLY becoming your mom....but that's not all bad :)

  2. Very cute & easy project! How do they get away with charging 7 bucks! Yours look fabulous!


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