If you like to decor in a budget, then this is something you can do. You don’t need more than two materials, a Styrofoam ball and thumbtacks. Of course, you are also going to need a little patience, not everything will be perfect.
I explain the process which is very simple. First you need to get yourself a ball of the desired size, I like a big one.
Then we start sticking thumbtacks through the center line that it has marked. Once we have that first row, we will add a second row just above (or below) but making the thumbtacks are mounted above each other a little. Thus, the new thumbtacks push the first ones and this prevent them from falling.
Repeat the process until you have covered the whole ball, and for an extra fixing you can add some glue to the thumbtacks that close up and down, you will see that not a single one drops.
Isn’t it cute? The girls and I just love it!
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Pili, I love this. It is so simple yet elegant. I did something similar a few years ago with my son. We made a dragon’s egg by molding some clay and then putting the tacks on it. It took so much time but we are happy to have the shared memories.
Yes, Mary, it was really fun to make! And we like it too
I love this! So easy to do yet so elegant and classy! Thanks for sharing on the Small Victories Sunday Linkup!
Heather, thanks for your comments! See you at the party again this week!
Wow! Love this & love that it is super easy to make. Looks so chic & a great accent piece. Fun post! Thank you for linking up with Small Victories Sunday Linkup! Heading over to your FB page to stay in touch! 🙂
Many thanks, Tiffani! It’s really fun to do, and I like it very much. In fact, all the kids that come home like it too and want to play with it!
Pili I say it every week but you are soooooo cleverrrrrr!!! I just adore this and it looks so elegant yet simple to make. Thank you for always surprising me and linking up at #AnythingGoes.
Thanks to you for stopping by each week, Sue, and for your lovely comments!
I just saw something very similar on TV…I love these ideas!
Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
Thanks, Jess! I love how simple it is to make
Pili, this looks a million dollars (euros! 😀 ) so clever and so beautiful…. x
I really love it, Evija! I like silver too much
What a great decor piece. I love how simple it is to make and it looks lovely. Thanks for sharing your crafty creations with us at Snickerdoodle.
Yes, it’s the simplest thing in the world Beverly!
This is so pretty. You did a great job making it.
Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
Many thanks, Julie! See you at the next party!
I love budget friendly ideas. Especially when they are as pretty as this!
Me too, Sandra! Thanks so much for stopping by!
So easy but effective although I’m not sure I would have the patience! You are so clever! Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom
I’m not a patient person, but I envisioned it and had to do it no matter the time it took me
I couldn’t first figure out how you made it. It’s simply fantastic.
And the effect is incredible.
If I tried it, I think my cat would love it way too much.
Thanks for sharing it on #tiptuesday.
Yes, I can tell your cat would love it!!
Thanks for visiting!
What a simple and chic little diy! Thanks for sharing. I will have to give it a try myself!
Hi, Julianne! It’s a bit time consuming but it’s worth the time. Would love to see yours!
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Oh my goodness, I could see a whole bowl full of these, how awesome!! , thanks for sharing your idea on #OMHGFF this week, appreciate your visit!!
Have a great weekend!
Many thanks, Karren! Love to co-host at the party
And I appreciate that you share your blog with everyone!!
Holy cow!!! Such a simple ball becomes something gorgeous! My home is full of silver items, and this would be perfect, a few of them together, or hung as Christmas decoration. I have a tall glass vase that I could fill with these, in different sizes. Girl, you’ve inspired me! Thanks.
I could see that vase full of them, smaller ones maybe, that would be beautiful Nikki!
Wow! This is amazing!!! What all can be made with thumbtacks! Thanks for sharing at my DIY Crush Craft Party on Thursday! I just pinned your entries!
Many thanks, Denise! Thanks for stopping by!
Great idea! Elegant yet simple, thanks for linking up to Home Matters Party. #HomeMattersParty http://cu-rio.net/home-matters-linky-party-60/
Many thanks for visiting and your kind comments, Sharleen
So simple but so chic! It adds a drop of glamour on your coffee table… Great idea!!! Have a wonderful week 🙂
Hi, Christina! Very simple indeed! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week you too! 🙂
Awh, that’s the cutest thing ever! And looks awesome, no matter where its placed. I’m definitely going to have to try this soon, love it. Thanks so much for the inspiration!
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Hi! Thank you so much for stopping by and your kind comments I would really love to see yours!
This is so cool! Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design.
Wow, I would have never, ever thought of making it, but it looks so classy! Love your creations Pili! Thanks for sharing them with us at Talented Tuesday.
Really simple, AJ. Love the classy look it adds for just a few euros!
Have a nice week!
I remember this. Still looks great and so easy!!! Thank you so much for linking this up at SHARE IT 34, http://www.FineCraftGuild.com As always, I love your contributions! Hugs, Rose
Hi, Rose! Thank you so much. Love to be part of the party
It does look great!!! And like something from a home decor store, not DIY. Good job!
Thank you for sharing at the Welcome Home Wednesdays Linky Party!
Hi Tracey! That’s the best thing about DIY, you can make things of your own looking great for a fraction of its cost in a shop
Brilliant idea! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.
Very cute idea…thanks for sharing at #JoyHopeLive!
Glad you like it, Mary!
love this! It looks so high-end for mere pennies…well done 🙂 I’m a big fan of metallics in decor and this has that plus texture.
Hi, Kristiina! I’m a big fun for decorating in a budget, and I also love the look of this.
Welcome to my little and crazy corner, thanks for stopping by!
I’m not sure I have the patience for this one Pili, but I sure love the result! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou. Will you join me again this week? Mimi xxx
I wasn’t sure if I would have the patience too, but I finally did it. And you know what? It didn’t take as long as I thought
So clever! And again it looks like you bought it in a shop! Thanks for linking it up to #frifree4all
Thanks for visiting again, Hayley!