Well, it’s official. I don’t want to touch a hot glue gun again for a very long time. Since last Monday I took it upon myself to become some sort of decorative ball expert (some might call it obsessive instead…). Here’s what I’ve made since.
I made a smaller version of the pomander I made last week. The pins I bought for the one last week were $4, which seemed excessive, but I found these yellow ones in the stuff I have at home. I knew I wanted to make daisies, so I had planned to just paint the ends of normal straight pins. So, I was excited for my find.
Last week I also gave a teaser pic of a sprig of fall berries. That ended up being my worst idea. I initially used the wires that attached the berries to the sprig and just pushed those into the styrofoam. Then I pulled them all off because I hated seeing the white styrofoam peaking through. So I painted it green. And then placed them again. And then got about halfway before realizing that they needed to be glued. So I de-stemed all of them and glued for days. Take three.
The side I started on had all the little berries in a nice diagonal. But the other side is a complete mess. Definitely my least favorite. I promise it looks less like Gobstoppers in person.
Then I glued shell to one. It’s alright and lightens up the basket – but reminds me a little too much of my grandmother’s relative that glues tacky beads and jewels to things like kleenex box covers.
The last one that I made was with pinto beans. I chose pinto beans because I like that they are not a solid color, though I wish the variety I had was a little dark. The honest truth is that this one is only half done. I wasn’t exaggerating earlier, I truly cannot handle anymore gluing.