When I was decorating my living room, I was trying to come up with some fun and different kinds of décor balls to put onto my new candlesticks. I loved how the metal ball looked, so I made a tissue paper pom pom for the other one and then I had to come up with another idea for the third. I’ve seen several people wrap balls with different kinds of things and I just happened to have a ton of beads that I bought at a garage sale for $.50, so I decided to use those. I love how they turned out!! I liked it so much that I made another one for my master bedroom!
This is how I made it:
I took a regular ball (I now owe my kids a new ball….)
Then I wrapped it with tin foil. I tried to paint it white but it didn’t work. It was just too sticky. I even used spray paint that is supposed to adhere to plastic. So I used the tin foil instead so you can’t see the orange.
Using my glue gun, I started at an end and glued the beads onto the tin foil. Then I went around the bead, continually gluing.
I just kept on going around and around. I used a lot of glue because I wanted it to stand up to my kids.
I covered the whole ball with beads. And that’s it!
I put it on top of the candlestick (with a dab of glue so it won’t fall down).
I just love how it looks and the silver in the foil gives it an elegant and classy look!