book puff ball tutorial.

I'm doing a craft fair next week and wanted to make some fun new things to sell.
Of course i'm making wreaths, and other things, which I'll be highlighting this week,
but I had to show you my latest creation:
the Book Puff Ball.




And i'm going to show you how to make them...unless you are in the Wenatchee, WA area and want to just buy one from me, then that's cool too.

Supplies:
Book to rip up
Styrofoam Ball
Twine or sting
Pin
(I got all these balls for $1 at Sal's..score)

This baby is created exactly like my Book Wreath except you are gluing to a ball instead of a wreath :)


If you want it to hang, I tied twine around a pin,

Then I put some hot glue on the ball then stick the pin in the glue.

Then hang it up somewhere and admire...sigh, love how it turned how.

And look!  the balls had babies!  Little book puff balls!
These little guys fit in the palm of my hand.
I used the smaller size styrofoam balls and ripped the pages into fourths...so rip in half and then rip in half again!  So cute in a bowl or something, eh?



I love how these turned out!

I'm linking these HERE!

20 comments:

AJSnow said...

loove this idea! thanks for sharing

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Very sweet. I'm not sure I can bring myself to rip up a book though - it would be really hard!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

those are so cute! what a great idea

PS: I'm doing a giveaway on my blog for $20 to my etsy shop, so if you like pretty jewelry you should come enter!! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-spring-fling-giveaway.html

Holiday Snob said...

That is really cute! I already have a giant bookpage wreath, and book page flowers on signs, maybe it's overkill for me to make these? Nah....

Stopping by from Craft-O-Maniac Monday

Kelly said...

So cute I would love it if you linked up to the Glitter Party! http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/04/running-with-glitter-3-link-party.html

Heather at Life Made Lovely said...

these are so stinking cute!!

Holly said...

I love book pages...there are so pretty!

Kara @ Nest Candy said...

Wow! This is such a unique twist on the typical puff ball. I have to make one of these for my crafting room/office. It will tie the two functions of the room together perfectly. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful! I have made some really similar puff balls out of tissue paper. I never thought to use book pages! What a great way to use up a book with torn pages!

Kelly said...

Very cute and clever! I found you through Eisy Morgan. I am following you now since I'm a fellow born-again crafter. :)

Come visit!



Kelly

AmieAnn said...

These are awesome! Love the use of the book page and the tutorial is great! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/04/pink-hippo-party-23.html

Buttons in a cup mama said...

Wow ! I really like the idea of the books paper !

Maria Matter said...

brilliant idea!
thanks for the great tutorial!!

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

So shabby sweet!! Thank you for linking to my K.I.S.S. blog bash this past week. I so appreciate you taking the time to share your charming craft. Tomorrow is another blog bash, please drop by & share more of your inspiring ideas!

Drop By The Tattered Tag

{Peppermint Plum} said...

Love it! :)

-Annie @ {PeppermintPlum}

Cailan said...

These are Wonderful. Thinking Very Seriously about where these could go in my home! :)

Wende said...

I love these! I can't wait to make these for my daugther's room...she is an avid reader.

I also shared this on my blog...

http://therickettchronicles.blogspot.com/2011/04/project-idea-book-puff-ball.html

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Oh..My..Goodness, these are genius. I will find a spot somewhere in my house for them to go, maybe even before I get around to making them!

Sarah said...

Beautiful !
I love it ! Je sais d├ęsormais quoi faire de mes mauvais livres ! :)

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Anonymous said...

found your site on del.icio.us today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to check it out some more later

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