Friday, March 25, 2011

Decorative Styrofoam Ball

I found this cute little tutorial here of Simply Living's Flower Pomeanders. To be honest I just saw them for a second, thought they were cute, and kind of went my own way with it. They just recently opened a new JoAnn's store in a town nearby and were having a HUGE sale, and I had a 50% off of 1 item coupon so I went crazy there! I've been having fun with my new punchouts and decided to share a decoration I did.

You need: a styrofoam ball
Pins (I used the ones pictured below)
pieces of Scrapbook paper in desired color


A Circle and a flower punchout 

Ok... Get ready to punch out a WHOLE bunch of flowers and circles. 

Fold up the petals of the flowers to give dimension


Then take your styrofoam ball and put the circle punchout on first. I started to just add the flowers on without the circle, but you could see too much white styrofoam. I wanted it to look uniform so I added the circle to have purple all over. 
Then add the flower on top and poke a pin through. I chose the pearly ones but you could use any I am sure. I put the flowers all around the circle, then added another circle and kept going...

It will look like this




Be patient, watch Disney Channel :) and soon it will turn out like this...!


I added mine on top of a candlestick but I'm sure they would look super cute hanging from the ceiling, or just sitting there. I definitely want to make these in different colors, I love how "springy" they look!


The candlesticks are still my favorite and they are a go to for the decor in my apartment. I found them on Etsy {here}

** WOW! I have received a lot of requests on how to make the pink one. Go HERE to learn how. And please, take a look around!

33 comments:

Nicole @ wannabecrafty.com said...

Hey thanks for visiting me and following! I'm following you now :) These pomander balls are so cute! Your signature is darling as well! I used to be a nursery leader (in YW now), and nursery was my FAVORITE calling of all time!! :)

Jill said...

This is really a cute idea! So pretty, and so simple! A matching wreath with smaller styrofoam balls would also look great with this!

Lauren said...

Love that you put the circle underneath. Great way to hide the styrofoam.

Emily @ RemarkableHome said...

These are gorgeous! I need some punches asap! Too cute! Found you on TT&J

Tanya said...

That is so beautiful and elegant. I have been trying to find a cheap flower punch for a while, might have to use my coupon on one. Love the color too.

Nicole @ wannabecrafty.com said...

Oh and I was gonna tell you that there are *TONS* of LDS craft bloggers! Sewdangcutecrafts.com (my SIL), Everycraftyendeavor.com (another SIL), crapivemade.com (friend), tatertotsandjello.blogspot, iammommahearmeroar.blogspot... just to name a few!

brooke said...

That is so cute!!! My daughter has a garden tea party coming up that this might be perfect for! thanks

Kristi said...

Oooh, what a great idea! Found you over at the Sunday Showcase Party.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your ball of pretty purple flowers is so cute! It looks like it would be fun to make too!

Elizabeth said...

So pretty! Perfect decoration for spring!

Sylvie Créative said...

Really nice! Well done!

Jen said...

love how your's came out, glad I could inspire :) Following you back!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Beautiful project and so simple yet a darling
If you love to play with colours and flowers? Please visit me at
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Love
Farah

Cindy said...

This is such a cute idea to add a touch of spring to my decor! Thanks for the good directions on how to make them!

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

so pretty, love it. winks-jen

Fork said...

This is such a great project! Thanks for sharing.

Megan said...

these look really pretty with the pearl head pins.

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

MaryBerry Boutique said...

Hey girlie! These are SOOOHOOO Beautiful! I am going to make these 4 sure!

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

That is so pretty. I just love how delicate it looks. Visiting from Sew Chatty.
-Kimberlee
www.TheSpunkyDiva.com

Julie said...

Very nice! I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays @ Singing Three Little Birds!
http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/03/inspire-me-monday_28.html

While My Sailors Aweigh said...

F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!! I might have to try this in my little girls room!!

Rleen said...

These are fabulous! I love the pink and purple colors. You did a great job! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Rleen

Snowflakes & Dragonflies said...

These are so cute - love the color! I will be making my own soon!

Kelly said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!I'd love it if you would
link up over at the glitter party! http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/03/weekly-tues-thurs-link-party.html

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Wow - the details make this look amazing. Really cute & spring-y. Would love for you to link it to my Craftastic party:)

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Wow! This is truly amazing!!! You have such patience! But it turned out so lovely!

I host a Friday link party I would love you to come join if you are interested.

Ashley
www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

rdnkhny said...

I love this. I am doing something similar for my son's daycare teachers. I am using a stryofoam egg, painting it, and attaching small silk flower with the small scrapbooking brads. At the top I attached a ribbon to the top.

Shauna said...

Thanks for coming and linking up to my link party! Love your creativity.
Shauna
http://myshaenoel.blogspot.com/

Michele Pacey said...

Wow! Just gorgeous! It IS like a breath of spring!

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

Do you have a post about how to make the pink one also shown in the picture??? So cute!

Jacqueline said...

These are absolutely adorable and I need to make some myself, I'm hosting my first link party and would love for you to stop on by and link up if you can. www.mysimplehomelife.com

Kendra Munday said...

Love these! How did you do the wavy pink one?!?!

Kendra Munday said...

Love these! How you make the wavy pink one?!?!

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