Yesterday I showed you my really pretty new DownEast wire bowl. I love love love it! But as soon as I got it, I knew I needed something to fill it with.
While surfing blogland I found this great idea for creating a decorative tack ball! I knew I had to make some for my new bowl! They are so simple, but I will warn you, they take a lot of tacks!
I took a few styrofoam balls and pinned tacks in, overlapping so very little styrofoam can be seem. Once the ball is filled with tacks, I primed and painted my tack balls using spray paint! So super easy!
To contrast the modern looking tack balls, I decided to make a few Twine Balls to put in my bowl as well.
I used a low temp hot glue gun to glue twine to various styrofoam balls. Simple as that!
Aren't they so cute?!?!
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Maridith @ Strictly Homemade
I love the thumb tack ball. Great idea. The bowl is beautiful. Going to hop over and enter your giveaway!!
Very creative project Ashley... I am archiving it... its something very smart...<br />Hope you like to visit and love to feel the beauty and fragrance of flowers at<br />http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/<br />Love<br />Farah
love it!!! Yours are super classy 🙂
Jess @ House Sweet Home
So creative! I love this- because those are so expensive in store! Thanks for sharing.
Just discovered your blog through your guest post on Christina's Adventures. Love your blog. So many cute crafts and ideas!
Wow! Yours turned out so classy! Love it combined with the twine too. Awesome!
Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand
Very creative...love the tack balls 🙂
I love the tack ball, what a great idea!
Jenny @ Embellishing Life
I love how the tack balls look like pine cones! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum
Balls like these can be soooo expensive! Thanks for sharing!
Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims
for only tacks and twine, this looks so pretty!! very elegant :)<br /><br />Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!
so cool! the tack one looks like a metal pine cone! ilove it.<br /><br />Please come link it up (and any other creation you might have) to my party this friday http://www.smallfineprint.com
Ashley, these are so cute. and so easy. Such a great idea!!
I absolutely love these. They look so decorative and rustic! Please stop by http://www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!
I made hemp balls now I think I might need to make these thumb tack balls to go with! Thanks for sharing at Us and Them. Chris
Hello. I was wondering what color of primer did you use before spray painting the tack balls? And does it matter the color of primer?<br />Let me know your thoughts!<br />Thanks,<br />Mistie<br />[email protected]
Mistie - Typically primer only comes in white or black. Depending on the color I plan to paint as my final color, I choose my primer accordingly. So lighter colors I will use white, darker colors I will use black primer.<br /><br />Hope that helps!<br /><br />Have a wonderful weekend!