bright balls of garland

These bright balls are my happiest project of the season. They hang effortlessly over a simple grey chair. They brighten up a white wall. They look adorable piled in a bunch in the corner. There is not much that a bright strand of garland can not do for me, (except maybe cook breakfast!).

This garland is made of Styrofoam balls which are cheap to come by in packs at local craft stores. I picked out a few pretty colors of paint to coat them in and strung them together with fishing wire. For a consistent dry I found that sticking them on the tops of pins works great. The pins are easy to stand poked through a cardboard box.

Everyone needs to make this project for the weekend, for a party, for a wedding, or even for Wednesday pasta night. For whatever reason you might have. It will make your day better. I promise.

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Posted October 04, 2012
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18 Responses to “bright balls of garland”

  1. Emily says:

    I love these colors!

  2. Yelle says:

    These are so fun! They remind me of gorgeous little planets!

  3. laura parke says:

    i can’t wait to make one of these for my house. so so cute!

    • Victoria says:

      Laura, Yes totally! I hung them up in the office after this shoot and they really do make me smile. It’s crazy that color has such an affect on our moods:)

  4. hena tayeb says:

    I love that.. looks like such a fun colorful project

  5. how2home says:

    These garlands are fabulous! They are so fun and bright. The colours you chose are perfect!

  6. Oh my! This project is stunning. It is the kind of “why didn’t I think of that” when you consider the process but the result is gorgeous and expensive looking. I love the colors you chose, very fall-ish, yet very bright. Thank you for the inspiration :)

    • Victoria says:

      Lisa, thanks! Something about this fall season has particularly drawn me to bright colors. I find them so refreshing amidst the sea of grays and blacks around.

  7. Jaclyn says:

    I love this, those colors look great together.

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  9. Only the most perfect color scheme! Great job. I definitely want this hanging on my mantle. Too bad my mantle isn’t as cute as that chair. :)



  10. Donaville says:

    I was thinking planetarium, too, when I saw these :) Very colorful and fun!

  11. I agree with everyone else. Love the colors!

    What kind of paint did you use? Just an acrylic?


    • Victoria says:

      Camberley, Thanks. I used the pearlized Martha Stewart collection and a small foam brush to paint the balls. the orange color I thinned out just a bit with water and that seemed to help the darker color not clump so much. Hope that helps!

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