Hey everyone! I’m Sondra from Sondra Lyn at Home, and I’m here today joining in the Red White Blue Series. It’s an honor to be guest posting today on Sugar Bee Crafts! I hope you’ll enjoy this quick and easy patriotic craft idea – Red White & Blue Vase Filler Balls.
I tend to do less decorating during the summer months. I imagine that might be true for most folks, since we are more inclined to spend more time outdoors. But I do love to acknowledge the patriotic summertime holidays like Memorial Day and the 4th of July. That’s what inspired me to create these red white and blue vase filler balls!
They are not only easy, but inexpensive too! I was in the dollar store brainstorming about what I could use as the base of this craft… and I happened upon the plastic baseballs that come three to a pack. My first thought had been to use styrofoam balls, but that was even too costly for me!
Armed with my supplies, I set about making several of the patriotic decor filler balls. I decided to use fabric for most of them, but also purchased ribbon for some of them. For this project you will need:
- plastic baseballs (3/$1 at the dollar store)
- 2 or 3 different fabrics and/or ribbon
- glue gun
Seriously! Could this be any easier?!? You’ll want to cut you fabric into long strips. I had just purchased a new cutting board and rotary cutter, and couldn’t wait to use them! One of the fabrics I chose is a chevron, so it was easy to just follow the points in the chevron print in order to cut a quick, straight line with the rotary cutter. The strips weren’t quite long enough to wrap several times around the balls, although you could certainly do that if you bought the fabric by the yard.
I cut 7-8 strips at the measurement of the circumference of the balls plus 1/4″, or about 10″ strips. Starting each strip with a dot from my glue gun, I wrapped it around and secured with another dab of glue. I just kept wrapping strips until the balls were covered over by fabric, making sure to start and end each strip at the same spot (so as not to have joints on all sides of the ball).
This is such a cute and inexpensive project… just pennies each! Let’s add it up – .33 cents for each ball plus fabric. This is easily less that $1 per decor filler ball! Depending on the cost of your fabrics and/or ribbon (you could even use scraps already on hand), the cost could be less than 50 cents each! These are right up my alley for easy patriotic decor that I don’t have to sink a lot of cash into.
Thanks for having me in your home today! If you like this craft idea, you might also enjoy these other projects:
And this one:
I enjoyed being with you today. C’mon over to my blog and see what’s going on over there!