Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Christmas in November #5--Glittered Vase Fillers

It really is funny from where inspiration comes. I was in a home decorating store in hopes of finding some holiday inspiration. I found rattan balls like the ones above and they were covered in glitter. The colors weren't what I was using and they were charging between $1 to $4 per ball depending on the size. I thought to myself--I could probably do that.

Later that week, I found the above rattan balls at a pet store and they were being sold as cat toys. While the price was better, they were still a little too large and they had bells inside. The next week, I was at Michael's and was looking through the floral department when I saw these "vase fillers" that were on sale for $1 for a bag of six. I snapped up one bag and decided to do something with them.

Materials Needed
Rattan/Wicker Balls
Spray Paint
Spray Adhesive (optional)
Glitter (optional)

Spray Paint the rattan balls in the colors of your choice.

If you want to stop here, they would look beautiful placed in a bowl or candy dish.

Spray Painted Rattan Balls
If you want to take this a step further, simply spray the painted rattan balls with spray adhesive. I sprayed several light coats in succession to ensure better coverage.

Place fine glitter in a small snap top food storage container. Place the rattan ball that has already been sprayed into the glitter holding container. Tip the container so that the glitter gathers in one corner. Shake the container back and forth so that the ball rolls around in the corner and glitter. If you do it correctly, the ball will roll around and get coated in the glitter.

Painted and Glittered Rattan Balls

If you have animals or small children, you might not want to display these since they will surely think they are shiny toys. I will place them in a candy dish (like above) or string them on ribbon for a gift topper.


kat said...

These are so lovely!

Dr. Russ said...

Thanks Kat. I was really happy with the way they turned out