So here's the ish: My mantel still has Easter Eggs on it. See, look...
I've been wanting to put them away for a while, but don't have anything to take their place... so Easter lives on in my house. Not a bad thing but, as Tom Petty sometimes sings "it's time to move on."
I'm liking the glass display vases, so those will stay (or maybe I'll upgrade if I can find some pretty apothecary vases on the cheap). But the mantel is screaming for something new; something fresh; something non-egg.
Then I saw these cute porcelain alphabet balls at Pier One and I couldn't get them out of my mind.
Of course I'd have to get the entire alphabet and all the numbers, but at $2.50 a piece... way too expensive and anything that is round, rolls and is breakable is not a good fit for my home (small boys + glass balls = balls being thrown + screaming mama).
So I went home and googled, then googled again and again until I came upon a tutorial using wood balls, spray paint and lettered stamps. Eureka, I have found it! Okay, it wasn't that dramatic, but nonetheless, I was pretty excited.
It took a couple of months for me to collect all the supplies (I tend to get amnesia every time I step into a craft store) and another month to find time to do it. Here's a little peek:
I'm not quite done (playing ball). I have a few more sphere-related ideas that I'd like to try out. I'll be back soon with more!