My boys are on spring break this week, so of course the weather is awful. Windy, cloudy, cold, and rainy with an occasional snow flurry. Nice. We are heading south in a few days in hopes of finding some much needed sunshine.
Now that my craft boutique is finished, I have been able to work on some DIY decorating projects around the house. I am working on the area above the desk in our kitchen. I needed some moss spheres to fill a vase. I was planning on using the same method I described earlier, but I couldn’t find any balls that were small enough. So I made my own. And they were free!
Are you ready for my secret?
I wadded up some newspaper from our recycling bin. I started with a small piece and kept adding till it was the size I wanted:
Next I wrapped it with masking tape so it would hold its shape. They don’t turn out perfectly round, so just squish them around till they are close.Then apply hot glue and start attaching moss (I got mine at the dollar store).
Just keep adding glue and moss till your entire ball is covered.
When I was finished, I took mine and smashed it between my cupped hands so it would have a more smooth look.
I needed five of them:
Here they are all finished.
I put them in a vase I bought at the dollar store and wrapped with some ribbon. It is sitting on a candle holder that I got at the thrift store and spray painted. No one would ever guess they started with some scraps of paper. 😉