I turned 50 today!! well..kinda

So no...my age is not 50...BUT 50 followers I DO HAVE! I can't believe it. I woke up this morning to check my blogger board and there you all were...all 50 of you!
I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would hit 50 followers...I just started this blog to fulfil the urge to get my ideas on paper. I'm SOOO HAPPY TODAY and it's all because of all of you.

I want to share with you a simple tutorial on how to make some super cute decor balls....I made these MONTHs ago and was going to wait until the bathroom reveal but since today marks a VERY special occasion, I felt the need to post.

This entire project was bought from the dollar store and cost a total of 3 dollars - it made 6 balls : that's .50 cents a ball....go way! lol

What I used and you will need:

Raffia & Raffia String
Round Styrofoam Balls
Glue Gun
Glue Sticks ( due to the heat of the gun you could also use regular super glue, I recommend this)

How to:

Glue the end of your raffia or to the styrofoam ball, wrap around the ball once then slowly start to shift directions gluing sections as you go (you only have to do this once every two or three wraps) Make sure that you are not always overlapping in the same place. Once you have done this and the ball is covered to your liking cut the end and glue it down, and TADA you are done and have beautiful decor balls with a beachy twist!

Place then in a bowl or vase, which ever you like. My regular raffia one wasn't covered fully but because I didn't have super glue and had to use a glue gun the thinness of the raffia made it burn my fingers and I gave up :) I like the way it looks anyways!

Stay tuned if you don't have a bowl, because later I have a dooozy for ya!

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  1. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party this week!

  2. I love decor balls. This is another idea I will need to add to my bowl jar. I did a tutorial on some I made from the dollar store as well.

    Visiting from Mad Skills


  3. Now you have 51... congrats! I really enjoy your blog and have it on my blogroll... I thought I already was a follower... Vicki

  4. Hello Hez! Make that 52 and congrats=)) I love your balls. (sounds weird, I know) LOL

    I too am a Military wife and move around a lot. We are close to retirement however, and I am SOOOO looking forward to owning our own home so I can do with it what I want.

    Take care and let's keep in touch!

  5. congrats on the 54 followers! Nice job on the decor balls with a beachy theme.

  6. Hey Girl!!!
    Now you have 57 Wooooohoooooo!!!

  7. Congrats on your blog growth, Heather! You're almost up to 60 now!

    I love the white ones you did -- they look so neat!

    And I love the new look you've got around here. :)