Tutorial~Beachy Decor Ball








This is my first try at making a decor ball.


For this project I used one loofah sponge and one wiffle ball, both from the dollar store. Some shells which I already had, a hot glue gun and some very sturdy scissors.

If you haven't ever tried to cut through a loofah sponge, and I can't imagine why anyone would, it's like cutting through woven cement. So you'll need a pair of scissors that can handle it.


I just cut one side at a time and cut the strips into squares.


You can see what the center section looks like in this picture, when I was done cutting off all of the outside portion, I snipped the center piece into small pieces.

It looks like shredded wheat cereal. I kept cutting the squares into smaller pieces. The smaller they are the easier they become to cut.


I started hot gluing the pieces over all of the holes on the ball.


It looks very weird! I kept going till all of the holes were plugged.


I covered up the rest of the plastic by gluing and sticking more pieces on in random directions. I cut the pieces even smaller as I went to fit them where I needed them.

I spread out my shells and glass pebbles and just glued them where I wanted them. Sea glass and pearls would also work nicely.


Tah-Dah! Fun. Easy. Cheap.


Linked to:

Friday Show And Tell at My Romantic Home

Frugalicous Friday at Finding Fabulous

I'm lovin' It Friday at Tidy Mom

Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest

Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots And Jello
..: Tutorial~Beachy Decor Ball

Sunday, May 23

Tutorial~Beachy Decor Ball








This is my first try at making a decor ball.


For this project I used one loofah sponge and one wiffle ball, both from the dollar store. Some shells which I already had, a hot glue gun and some very sturdy scissors.

If you haven't ever tried to cut through a loofah sponge, and I can't imagine why anyone would, it's like cutting through woven cement. So you'll need a pair of scissors that can handle it.


I just cut one side at a time and cut the strips into squares.


You can see what the center section looks like in this picture, when I was done cutting off all of the outside portion, I snipped the center piece into small pieces.

It looks like shredded wheat cereal. I kept cutting the squares into smaller pieces. The smaller they are the easier they become to cut.


I started hot gluing the pieces over all of the holes on the ball.


It looks very weird! I kept going till all of the holes were plugged.


I covered up the rest of the plastic by gluing and sticking more pieces on in random directions. I cut the pieces even smaller as I went to fit them where I needed them.

I spread out my shells and glass pebbles and just glued them where I wanted them. Sea glass and pearls would also work nicely.


Tah-Dah! Fun. Easy. Cheap.


Linked to:

Friday Show And Tell at My Romantic Home

Frugalicous Friday at Finding Fabulous

I'm lovin' It Friday at Tidy Mom

Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest

Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots And Jello

12 Comments:

At May 24, 2010 at 9:56 AM , Blogger marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a super idea. It looks just gorgeous. Very creative using the loofa sponge. Love it. Hugs, Marty

 
At May 24, 2010 at 11:36 AM , Blogger Leslie, the Home Maker said...

CUTE!!!!

 
At May 24, 2010 at 7:04 PM , Blogger Dragonfly Treasure said...

Cute idea!! And for a song too!
*hugs*deb

 
At May 24, 2010 at 7:19 PM , Blogger Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Now this is one "COOL" idea...thanks for showing it off at NTT!

Blessings,
Linda

 
At May 24, 2010 at 8:30 PM , Blogger Ann said...

What a great idea! I love it.:) Thanks so much for showing us all how to make a wonderful beach ball.
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

 
At May 25, 2010 at 4:45 PM , Blogger Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

How neat! You did a great job!

 
At May 26, 2010 at 11:06 AM , Blogger Cassie said...

What a cool project! Thanks for the idea.

 
At May 27, 2010 at 4:38 AM , Blogger Patti said...

Very clever!!

 
At May 27, 2010 at 4:40 PM , Blogger Laura said...

What a cute idea!

Laura @ along for the ride
p.s. I have a blog party on Saturdays and I'd love it if you linked up!

 
At May 28, 2010 at 7:17 AM , Blogger Kim said...

Wow, that is so cool. You're going to have us all cutting up loofahs now!

 
At May 28, 2010 at 10:51 AM , Blogger Jill said...

I love the use of loofah! I recently discovered how awesome they are, and am temped to try to grow my own!

 
At May 28, 2010 at 2:10 PM , Blogger â˜…All Thingz Related★ said...

That is so neat!
Thanks for sharing, this week, @ Anything Related!

 

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