I have been busy decorating polystyrene balls this week. Why? I have no idea really I just wanted to 'do' something creative. I never realised how difficult it would be to paste cut strips of paper onto a round surface. It has been a learning curve indeed. The ball on the left in the photo above is made up of paper strips glued on and I added a Flower Fairy scrap. This was then sealed with a coat of decoupage glue. The large ball in the middle is covered in fabric strips and the ball on the right is covered with fabric strips which have then been sealed with glue. They are all still works in progress.
I then decided to make some 'snowballs' and added strips of white paper to the balls which have then been sealed and painted. I added some ultra fine glitter to a couple for a touch of sparkle but I think I like them plain. These are also works in progress and not the finished article.
However, this is a finished article. Back in July 2010 I posted a free pattern on here for you to use in your stitchery projects. I used it to make a candle mat and have found it to be decorative and useful too! If you make anything using the pattern I would love to see what you create.
Well, I may not be around for a while as I have a lot of catching up to do around the house. Crafting may have to go on the back burner for a while (but I may squeeze in an hour or two!)
Enjoy the week! X