Thursday, April 19, 2012

Flower Balls Dollar Tree Style

Raise your hand if you love you some Dollar Tree!
ME, ME, ME, ME, I DO!!!

I was in there one day looking for some gift bags and remembered seeing a flower ball made out of silk flowers and a wiffle ball for the base. I was like, WHAT!!  That is so genius.
"Might as well look for these things while I am in here", I thought with a grin and a walk of a determination.

Low and behold they had a 4 pack of wiffle balls, but I wasn't liking any of their silk flowers.  I mean, I love the DT and all but their silk flowers are nothing to brag about.  A little discouraged I continued to peruse the isles.  And there they were...cute little rose buds in containers for gifts.  I was so excited I just grabbed 6 of them.  3 cream and 3 light pink.
My day was now complete and I left the DT a happy woman.

Back at home I plugged in the hot glue gun, pulled out the wiffle balls and started opening the flower packages up. 
"Wow, these smell pretty."  I examined the container closer.  Ya, I bought rose petal soaps.  You can throw them in your bathtub for a relaxing bath filled with aroma therapy.  Who has time for that?  I was determined to not get discouraged and  glue these bad boys onto the wiffle ball.  I wanted flower balls and I was gonna get flower balls.  In the world of crafting sometimes you just have to go with it.  Am I right ladies?

Any who...It took all of 3 containers to make one ball.  It was a little tricky on glue placements when it came to the holes in the wiffle balls, but again, you just have to go with it.  There is really no tutorial to go with this.  Just glue them as close as possible so you see less of the ball.  Plus it looks prettier the fuller it is.  In about an hour I had completed 2 flower balls both costing around $3.25 each.  Not bad.  Wanna see how I decorated with them, huh, do ya?

Remember this shot from my Vitamin Storage post.  The cream ball is on my vanity sitting on a votive candle holder.  I can't wait to paint my walls a soft grey which will make it pop that much more.

The pink one is in my entry way greeting visitors with it's delicate fragrance.  hahahaha.

Can you believe these flowers are bath products?  I'm just glad they worked.  I simply adore them.  What do you guys think?  


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jamie@thepinterestproject said...

i am right there with you on time for a rose petal bath -- seriously?? i'm happy when i get a shower with a one year old interruption! i love your flower balls, they look great!! i may need to wander the aisles of DT tomorrow.

The Creative Chickadee said...

I know Jamie!! My kids are a bit older now, but the shower image made me laugh. I remember those days. Thanks for stopping by!!

Angelia said...

beautiful. love your thinking outside the box ideas

Kristina said...

Really cute! All the better that they are bath flowers...right? Since they smell good :-)

A Maui Blog said...

Your flower balls caught my attention. Lovely, lovely arrangement. Dropped by from UBP.

The Creative Chickadee said...

It's all about low cost for me Angie. Haha

The Creative Chickadee said...

I know right. I bought these several months ago and they still smell pretty. A lucky bonus.

The Creative Chickadee said...

Yea UBP! Thanks for stopping by! I need to swing y your way and say hi.

Designer Lingerie said...

I do agree with you what you have done. This is a great job and this shows that you know how to manage things and how to better utilize them. Thanks for inspiring others to do the same.

Anonymous said...

Our DT had roses in white! I bought a 2 five pack of wiffle balls and glued the roses on to make beautiful hanging flower balls for my son's wedding! Thanks for the great idea!
Terri K