Wednesday, April 14, 2010
My flower ball knockoff
Updated 6/15/10 to link up with the Dollar Store Challenge over at The CSI Project.
Remember a couple of days ago when I showed you this flower ball that I almost bought at Tai Pan Trading?
I loved the green color. But it was $12.97. Which in realty is really $13.00, and not $12.00 as my hubby reads it.
Isn't it fabulous?
I was so tempted to buy it even though it was almost $13.00. I even put one in my shopping cart. It stayed there for my entire trip around the store.
But before it was time to check out, the frugal part of me talked me out of it. Thank goodness.
Because looky at what I have now!!!!
My frugal knockoff version. In the same pretty green color. And I made it all by myself!!!
And mine cost me $3.00. Not $13.00. Take that Tai Pan Trading!
I already had the Styrofoam ball. I picked up a bunch (about 15) around Christmas at the thrift store for $1.00. Yesterday I went to Dollar Tree & picked up 3 bunches of these green flowers. And since I am not a flower person, I have no idea what these flowers are called. All I know is that I loved them at first sight. Mostly because of the green color.
Each bunch had 7 flowers. I just pulled each flower off the stem & then poked them into the Styrofoam ball. Yup, I didn't even hot glue them. I will eventually, probably when gravity takes over & they fall out. But you know me, I'm lazy. For now, they are just poked in.
I used all but 3 flowers. So it took about 18 flowers to make this size ball. And it only took me about 5 minutes. My kind of crafting. Cheap, quick, easy, fabulous!!!
I guess I should have measured the Styrofoam ball & the completed ball to give you an idea of size. But I was just too excited to think about that before I started making it or posted about it.
I'm sure I'll make another one, or fifty. I'll try & remember to post about it then. And maybe I"ll even take photos during the process. I just need to find some more flowers like this at another Dollar Tree. I bought the last 3 bunches in this color at the one I went to yesterday.
I placed the flower ball under my cloche, where it will stay FOREVER.
Or until the flowers start dropping off, or I get bored & want to change it out.
I love it!!!