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.