Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Styrofoam Ball Quest

So my next Halloween project is columns for beside the front walkway. We cut the pieces out of foam and glued them together. They are a little over 4' tall and 1' square, but I wanted something interesting on the top. Perhaps a ball finial. So I went to the craft store looking for an 8" or 10" styrofoam ball. Have you ANY idea how much those things cost? I was shocked to learn that the 8" costs $14.00 and the 10" would be $20.00 if they had them. Way too much, so next I searched for anything round and cheap.

I thought maybe a ball from the toy store would work, but they were too soft, and how would I get paint to stick to them? I also thought of bowls, globes, terreriums, fishbowls... but none of them were right. Then I thought about an urn, or maybe even a foam skull, but I couldn't find anything light enough and cheap enough, so I guess I'm going to have to make something. Stay tuned.

$14.00? Pffft!


Pippajo said...

Pfft, indeed! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Price was a shocker!!! You've set me to thinking...paper mache around balloons? (May not be round enough...) C

Amongst The Oaks said...

I've found a solution. For free, right in my own backyard. I'll show it later today.