Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Rosette Balls Tutorial.

We are renters.
I hate renting, but it is what it is. I used to think renting meant boring walls and investing as little as possible to make it livable. After my husband and I just recently decided to remain renters for quite some time, I had a change of heart.
I wanted to change our cold townhouse into a welcoming space that felt like home. I have a $50/month budget to be used on supplies. $50 goes quickly so this process may take a while, but so far, I have loved seeing our place transform. I have been trying to make as much as possible to entertain myself and save some cash. So, I will be posting cute crafts I create. I would like to start by saying I don't have a single original idea. Ha. I will always try to send you to the spot where I found the idea at the bottom of my post.

Hanging Rosette Balls:
Foam balls
Paper Streamers
Hot Glue Gun
Hot glue

Between $7-10 per ball.
Those dang foam balls are expensive! I read on another blog that to make your own balls you could make a form from grocery bags and then cover it in masking tape. I didn't do that, however. Next time.
I found my streamers at the $1 store, 2 rolls in a pack. It takes about 2 rolls per small ball and probably 3 for the larger. I also bought streamers at Target, one roll for $2.99. It was much larger and would probably cover a large ball.
Step 1: Cut your streamers into 24 inch strips.
Step 2: Crumble all your strips to make them look softer and more like fabric.
Step 3: Straighten out your strips.
Step 4: Take a strip, and start to roll at one end. Begin small. Then, as you roll, twist the streamer. Does that make sense? It didn't to me. So, I made a video that hopefully is a bit more clear.
(Don't judge my nasty chipped nail polish)
Step 5: Once you have some rosettes done, start hot gluing them on. Oh, and you probably want to add a tad of hot glue as you are rolling so your roses don't come undone.
Step 6: Add a ribbon. I hot glued mine in the middle and then glued my roses all around it. I made my ribbon extra long so I could cut it once I hung it to my desired length.

So cute, right? I hung these in my daughter's tiny room over her changing table. I love them!

Tutorial originally found at House of Smiths. Check it out for a more detailed tutorial. And check out her blog while you are there. I am currently obsessed. She is so creative!



  1. Holy awesome and adorable. Can you come decorate my house please??? :)

  2. Cute. I love them. Where do you have them hanging in your apt?

  3. They are in the baby's room over her changing table. More pictures/projects for her room are to come. I LOVE having a girl!!!


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