DIY Orbs Using A Plastic Baseball

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Make your own Blue and White Orbs using napkins, Wiffle balls and decoupage. See how easy it is. DIY Orbs for home decor. How to make your own Orbs for staging bowls and trays. #diy #makeyourown #diyorb #diyblueandwhitedecor #howtostageabowl #homedecor

Learning to DIY Orbs is a frugal way to keep changing your decor seasonally. A tray or bowl can be styled using Orbs for every season. If you have ever gone shopping for Orbs in a particular color or texture you know they can get expensive.

I have recently fallen head over heels in love with the blue and white decor! Because I saw the prices of those lovely porcelain blue and white orbs I knew I had to come up with my own DIY Orbs! Mod Podge and the Dollar store to the rescue!

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Here’s all you need, just three things!

Plastic baseballs from the dollar store. Wiffle Balls. Make your own Blue and White Orbs using napkins, Wiffle balls and decoupage. See how easy it is. DIY Orbs for home decor. How to make your own Orbs for staging bowls and trays. #diy #makeyourown #diyorb #diyblueandwhitedecor #howtostageabowl #homedecor

Yes I am smiling because these plastic balls come three to a pack for $1. According to my limited math skills that makes them about .33¢ each! Cha Ching! Huge savings on home decor! We call them Wiffle Balls and they can yield tons of fun with a Wiffle Bat! I’ll never tell the children I defiled a Wiffle Ball by making it into home decor!

Separate the layers of napkins prior to using them for decoupage. Make your own Blue and White Orbs using napkins, Wiffle balls and decoupage. See how easy it is. DIY Orbs for home decor. How to make your own Orbs for staging bowls and trays. #diy #makeyourown #diyorb #diyblueandwhitedecor #howtostageabowl #homedecor

My napkins came from Tuesday Morning where you can always find a nice variety of beautiful napkins. The brand is Michel which is also available in some really pretty colors and patterns on Amazon here.

It is important to separate the layers and use only the pretty part anytime you decoupage with napkins. These were in three layers. I saved the bottom two for normal napkin use.

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You want to cut and glue, cut and glue. Working with a round surface using a pattern can be challenging.  I simply do my best to match patterns as I work my way around the ball. In order to match patterns, you have to use multiple napkins when cutting the matching sections of the pattern. 

My new Blue and White Orbs used maybe six napkins to create, not bad! I need more Wiffle balls but the dollar store was out when I went back. Not to worry, you can order online and pick it up in store! Don’t you just love that option!

Make your own Blue and White Orbs using napkins, Wiffle balls and decoupage. See how easy it is. DIY Orbs for home decor. How to make your own Orbs for staging bowls and trays. #diy #makeyourown #diyorb #diyblueandwhitedecor #howtostageabowl #homedecor

I worked with all three at one time because of allowing the glue to dry before adding the next section.

One of my Craft Room hacks is repurposing plastic containers from household products. My orbs are resting in laundry cups and one is actually the little icing cup that comes with cinnamon rolls. I saved it when I made these Cherry Sweet Rolls Not Quite From Scratch. Those cups are also used to rest paintbrushes during paint projects.

Make your own Blue and White Orbs using napkins, Wiffle balls and decoupage. See how easy it is. DIY Orbs for home decor. How to make your own Orbs for staging bowls and trays. #diy #makeyourown #diyorb #diyblueandwhitedecor #howtostageabowl #homedecor

I used my new DIY Blue and White Orbs to style a bowl on my summer Patriotic Mantle. They will likely find their way into other rooms eventually. My plan is to use those extremely affordable Wiffle Balls to make Orbs for every season! There is always a project waiting in the queue in my Craft Room

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Make your own Blue and White Orbs using napkins, Wiffle balls and decoupage. See how easy it is. DIY Orbs for home decor. How to make your own Orbs for staging bowls and trays. #diy #makeyourown #diyorb #diyblueandwhitedecor #howtostageabowl #homedecor

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  1. This is a great idea! I had actually used whiffle balls (with the holes in them) to make “kissing balls” with silk flowers for my DIY wedding decor, years ago. Thanks for this!

  2. What a great post! I want to make some!!! I would like to invite you to share this post at the Patriotic Party Link Up or any other patriotic themed posts you may have. https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/its-a-patriotic-party/

    You can also link up your posts weekly at Thursday Favorite Things! Thursday at 9:00 a.m. EST-Saturday Midnight

    I will be picking up some wiffle balls and pretty napkins this week. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a happy Fourth of July!

  3. These look great, Shirley! I’m always impressed with what can be made using napkins. Love that you found the balls to use at the dollar store keeping the cost low. What a pretty display this is. Pinning.

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