Learning to DIY Orbs is a frugal way to keep changing your decor seasonally. A tray or bowl can by 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 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!
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!
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.
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 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 up in store! Don’t you just love that option!
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 paint brushes during paint projects.
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 que in my Craft Room!
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