Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Spring Flower Balls

 



















April showers bring May flowers!  We have certainly been getting plenty of rain (and snow) around here, but between my 4 year old daughter picking and the deer munching, I don't have as many flowers as I should!  I saw this darling idea at a bridal shower and couldn't wait to get started! The best news of all? All supplies were bought at Dollar Tree. I sure love that place....even though it becomes the Forty-Dollar-Tree each time I visit. 
Here's what you'll need:
Flowers (obviously)
Wiffle balls
Hot glue
Scissors
Ribbon (if hanging)







Start by taking the flowers apart, leaving some length of the stem like this. If they are small flowers, they might have two or three blossoms all connected with one stem. It's fine...


Put some hot glue around the holes and tuck the stem inside, pressing the flower onto the glue.

If you want to attach a ribbon, do it when you have just a couple of holes left to fill.  The first ball I made, I put the string in first and it just got in my way the whole time. But maybe you're more coordinated than I am!   Put the ribbon through two holes and tie at the top.

Tips:
Make sure your ribbon is long enough, mine were a little too short at first.
Use big flowers--it made the whole ball look bigger and fluffier. 
If the flowers are small, you can put a couple of stems in each hole.
You'll need 2-3 bunches per ball, depending on how big the flowers are and how tight you glue them on.
I wondered if these would be great smelling if I put some essential oil on a cotton ball and put it in the middle before I glued flowers on....but I haven't tried it yet.  Maybe they could help my car smell great!

And there you have it.  They sure add a splash of color!!

I got a little carried away with the picture taking....I wasn't sure what would look good! Here are all sorts of options.







*Contest Closed*

I want to give some of these away! Here's how to enter to win a set of Three Flower balls:

*Become a Follower of Happy Little Party, and leave me a comment telling me you did so
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*(If you already do these things, just leave a comment about it!)

Thanks and Good Luck!
Contest ends Tuesday, May 24 around noon
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27 comments:

Maggie said...

Love, love, love those flower balls!! I saw your link from Someday Crafts. I have signed up for your e-mail notifications ;O)

Maggie said...

Hi again, I have become a follower of your cute blog!! Thanks!

Katie said...

What a great idea! I found you through Someday Crafts. I’d love if you stop by Sew Woodsy and link this project up!

Angela Bricker said...

Hi I found you on a little tipsy and I LOVE these flower balls!! And I'm so glad I'm not the only one that leaves spending over $20 at the dollar store-I just can't help it!:) Following you now too!
Angela

Michelle said...

I LOVE this idea!! Such cute color and so easy. It is the forty dollar tree for me too. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Caroline (Piorra Maison) said...

Hi. I am your newest follower and I am dying to go back and check out your monkey cupcakes. soooo cute. Hope you can hop on by my blog I am also hosting a giveaway I think you may like.
Caroline
p.s When I was just starting out, I was told by a kind person who has been blogging for awhile, to remove the word verification. It is useless and I never got spam since I removed mine. It just annoys people and they won't leave comments. :)))) take care!

Deena said...

I would LOVE to win some of your awesome flower balls! They are so adorable!! :) I am already a "stalker" of your sweet blog. Thanks! Can't wait to win ;)

Siri said...

I love these! My girls would have so much fun making these with me too! :)

Hani@Craftionary said...

this came out so pretty.. great idea!
Hani

www.craftionary.blogspot.com

Chef in Training said...

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http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

thanks!

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Very cute! You can use those for so many things too! Thanks for linking up to my Catch a Glimpse party this week! :)

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Such a cute idea - and the kids would love to help make these. Would love for you to link these to my next Craftastic Monday party!

Mallory said...

Thanks so much for the comment!!

I absolutely LOVE these flower balls! They look great everywhere. My favorite is hung from the fan! I can't wait to make some.

Or maybe I'll win some since I'm a new follower of yours! :)

dcall said...

I hope I win. I just became a follower of yours. The flower balls are a great idea to decorate my entryway.

dcall said...

I think the flower balls are a great idea and I just became a follower. I hope I win so I can use them to decorate my entryway with.

Sabrina said...

Comment. Does that count? HEE HEE HO HAA HAA! Love all the flower ball pictures!

annemarie said...

Love - love - love these flowers. I am a new follower and am so happyt to be here.

annemarie said...

I tried to sign up for your email feeds but I am being told that it is not enabled - cannot figure this out - what did I do wrong??

Nicole said...

Oh my gosh! So freakin' adorable! I want to do this for my house, for my neices to carry in my sisters wedding and whatever! Just found this randomly on tater tots and jello. Such a great and cute idea!

Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life said...

I found you from Tatertots and Jello. I love these. I think if I can find the right color flowers they will be perfect for a baby shower I am planning! I never would have guess there were wiffle balls inside there!

Jolie said...

So cute! A follower for sure!

Jolie said...

I also signed up for email updates! Can't wait to hear what you did for the delicious salad with sugared almonds!

Jena Allison said...

I've been a follower since you started! :)

Jena Allison said...

Oh, and I signed up for e-mail too!

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