Tuesday, August 30, 2011

How DO I hang my balls?? ;)



Hi Lovies!
I saw this tute over at Hey Sis, where she made some awesome pom pom type flowers out of coffee filters! Soooooo cute, I immediately thought of how I could hang these around the inside of my canopy at the shows ...or maybe make smaller ones and string them together like garland? They look very shabby..and SO easy to make!


Here's what cha' need:
*Hot Glue Gun & glue stick
*A balled up wad of trash. LITERALLY
*Tape (Of any kind)
*Coffee filters (Your choice of color)
*A screw


Seriously. A wadded up ball of newspaper


Wrap some tape around the paper , to keep the balls shape. ALSO this is a good time to get a screw  to push into the ball, so that you have something to HANG these with. I just pushed a screw into the ball and then put some hot glue around the screw to secure it.
( I will show you in just a sec)

Take your coffee filter and lay it out. Find the middle...


Then wrap the filter around your index finger..

REMOVE said finger, and apply hot glue to the tip of your "Flower Stem"

About the size of a Pea.

Press that little flower right onto your ball and KEEEEEPPPP Goin' sista! (Each ball used about 60-80 coffee filters...)

Here's that screw I was telling you about, on a different ball, Just push it right into your wad of paper and secure with some good ol' hot glue...

A close up of all your little coffee filters all glued down . End up looking like this.........




VOILE!

So easy to make! Each ball took me about 30- 40 mins to make, and I LURVE the finished product! NOW here's my dilemma...Do I just have them floating from the tent at different intervals or string um' up?  I hung some in my entryway to get an idea but I'm still debating...

Here they are floating...



* P.S I will be doing a post on this cute little antique desk, ANNND the 1908 typewriter I scored for$30 bucks!!!


 OR I found these examples on the net..

Strung up..
source

Or hanging...source

source


So, Don't be shy..Tell me..
What should I do?...Hang muh' balls or String um' up??
Can't wait to see what says YOU!
Thanks!
~Meliss

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49 comments:

  1. I feel so weird saying it...but...I love your balls!! LOLOLOL! Your tutorial makes it look easy enough for even me to give it a try. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower and a newbie blogger too so, if you get a chance stop by for a visit!

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  2. You're so funny! I say float them all over the area. IMHO, stringing them looks too "fixed".

    Pat

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  3. Okay, I had to stop by because of hilarious name of your post. Here I am browsing through the tutes linked up on the Mad Skills party: Anthro knock-offs, coffee table diy... "Want Big BALLS?" I almost choked on my dinner.

    Thanks for linking up and giving me a giggle!

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  4. Good for you..congrats. And hey Nice balls! Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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  5. They turned out great! Glad I was able to inspire you... and I would also agree with a prior post about having them float versus stringing them up. I think for in the tent having them at different heights and levels would be the best. However, how cute would it be to make teeny tiny balls and stringing them up with lights somehow?{I just realize that I totally gave you a mixed message there} Hmmm.... I don't know just an idea!

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  6. OOOOOhhhh myyyy GAWD! Can someone choke on Diet 7-UP? Because I almost did!! You are hilarious! Your balls are AWESOME, HA!

    Debbie

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  7. LOVE this! It is so cute and your title made me laugh!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Plus there is a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com

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  8. Love these balls! Great tutorial and blog. Thanks for stopping by and for following. Now following you back!

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  9. When I read your title, I wanted to respond with something from Ac/Dc and say "She's got the biggest balls of them all!" Love them :)

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  10. I love how this sweet project made the antiques fresh! GREAT JOB! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  11. they are soooo cute! Hang em'. I love the first picture.

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  12. Very funny post title! They are super cute1

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  13. You are too funny, and I love your balls hanging. And excuse me for saying that ;)

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  14. thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!
    -Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  15. Lol. Love it. Love it. Love it. I say hang those balls. Your blog is beautiful and you seem to have a great energy. I plan on hanging balls at a baby shower. Yes, they will be blue if it's a nephew that I'm having.

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  16. OH my goodness, besides making me laugh out loud, this project is genius! I adore the idea of using coffee filters! Great job!

    I would love to have you share this @ my link party, Show & Share--

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-3.html

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  17. Fabulous....everyone needs some of these!

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  18. So cute! What a great idea! I love they way they look outside hanging with the lights!
    Briana @ http://babblingsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  19. LOL! The title of this post brought me here but this extra cute project is keeping me here! New follower! I love the whole picture. The balls, the typewriter, the mirror and desk. Love it!

    http://photographernaturally.blogspot.com
    Giveaway going on now! Win a $30 Target Gift Card.

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  20. Why does it sound wrong to say those hanging balls are pretty? Cuz they are! :)

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  21. Lovely photos! I'd like to invite you to share these at my Friday Favorites party!

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  22. Beautiful! What a great idea. :)

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  23. I think they look good individually, but as a garland they look great too, I say make both because I have a feeling that someone is going to want to purchase them as well as the rest of your goodies,
    Good Luck!

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  24. LOVE this and love how you started with a ball of paper and tape! way to be resourceful! this would be perfect to link up to Scrappy Saturdays!

    head on over to Scrappy Saturdays @ candacecreations.blogspot.com

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  25. i prefer floating them randomly. stringing them is cute too, but it's too "perfect." not as appealing to the eye IMO.

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  26. Ok, just like everyone else here, I'm lovin' your balls! LOL

    I made something like this but with strips of vintage paper on a Styrofoam ball. This is even easier!

    Good luck with your new endeavor. I started an antique booth a few mos. ago and am really enjoying it! Looking forward to seeing more updates from you on here :-)

    Stephanie
    http://junkernewbie.blogspot.com

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  27. this may be a silly question but do you buy coffee filters in different colors? I have only seen then in white!

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  28. @Gypsy Heart
    I know! I agree, I believe I shall hang my balls! Thanks Chica's ;)

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  29. @Jenna
    They have them pretty much everywhere..Wal Mart, Target...Your grocery store...=)

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  30. Awwww shucks! My first feature,YOU ROCK! Thank You!!!!!!!!!!@Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts

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  31. Nice balls! Tee hee! Those are really so pretty. I love how you have such a sense of humor too.

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  32. I couldn't help but LOL, I like your big balls!! They are beautiful. I say string them up at random heights.

    Thank you so much for linking up to Strictly Homemade Tuesday. I hope you will be back this week to share some more amazing ideas!!

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  33. Turned out so cute! Thanks for linking with us at Show & Share!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  34. These are SO SO cute! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  35. I featured you this week! Come check it out and grab a button!
    Kim
    http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2011/09/good-morning-sunshine.html

    p.s. I like them just hanging

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  36. These are awesome! Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday......your project was featured this week! Stop by and grab an "I was featured" button and wear it proudly! :) Hope to see you again this week.

    Michelle
    www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

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  37. Hi there- your poofy balls are just darling~ sharing them at the party tonight. Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  38. You got balls! I love 'em! I love doing the bright colors one for my kids rooms. They think they are so fun. I love the idea of a garland, too!

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  39. Love those gorgeous, fluffy balls!! I am saving this project for my dd's graduation party this spring!

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  40. WOW, just beautiful I'm definetly going to try this thank you

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  41. Melissa, I just found your blog. You have me laughing out loud. Love the look of the floating balls....reminds me of these flowers in the link below... thought you may like to take a look. I'm your newest follower. http://lorajeansmagazine.blogspot.com/2008/02/fun-paper-craft.html

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  42. Hi,
    So glad I found your blog.
    1. Love your sense of humor, you had me laughing with your title and didn't end till I was finished reading.
    2. Love these balls and will have to try it.
    3. Your tutorial with pictures makes it seem easy.

    Thank you and I'm following you!

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  43. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your Frank does look like my Fiona...lol She is only a baby yet, no dating =)
    MaryAnn

    PS... Fiona would love to play with those balls. They wouldn't look so pretty though...

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  44. This is so cute. Love your humor ;-)

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  45. Wow! they look fabuluous. I have already so much planned for 2012 but these are going on the TO DO LIST for sure! Thank you so much for sharing. I will follow on my way out so I can revisit. I hope you can find the time to come visit me and do the same. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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