Yes, you read that right. I crafted with a floor mat and a basketball, both purchased at the Dollar Store. Here’s my mat and my basketball. Can you guess what I’ve got up my sleeve?
The mat is made up of some type of cheap jute/twine. Here’s a closer look.
And here’s the ball. It’s a Nurf-style basketball so it’s kinda squishy.
The first thing I did was spray-paint the ball all one color – I used the closet thing to brown that I had in my stash. It’s a metallic color.
Then I took my rug and carefully started untying and unraveling it.
Then I took my hot glue gun and started gluing…
Can you see where this is going?
Yup, it’s a decor ball – a very large decor ball. The picture above is basically showing when you run out of twine it’s A-okay. Just start a new piece where the old one ended.
I just kept wrapping and gluing. It was very monotonous. Plus, I guess other bloggers are just way better than me because I burned the crap out of all my fingers while attempting this project.
But glued burnt fingers were totally worth it because, well, just look at it!
This ball was way too easy to make. However, I did end up using FIVE mini glue sticks. FIVE! I think there’s more glue than twine on this ball.
I’m considering making another one of these as a give-away if enough of my readers like it, so if you like it and want me to do a give-away for one, leave and comment and let me know!
I just don’t want to burn off all my fingers again making a 2nd one if no one wants it.