I do! I have more bowls and jars than anyone should! I always see great fillers at Pottery Barn and Pier One. However, they are expensive. You know me, I like to make it myself if I can! These fillers from Pier are $4-6 each:If you want to make some fillers yourself, grab these supplies:
Foam Balls 1-4 inches (in floral department)
Assorted dried beans (look in your pantry....)
Spray on adhesive (I use 3M)
Bamboo Skewers (trust me!)
For TWINE fillers:
- Starting at the end of the foam ball (not the middle!) glue down the twine
- Use glue gun to wrap twine around the ball in a circular motion
- Wrap all the way around, until they look like this:
- I did large and small twine balls
- TIP: I found a 4 pack of ping pong balls at Target for $1. Great filler, for 25 cents each!
- Grab your glue gun and whatever size beans you have handy
- Starting in the middle glue beans all the way around.
- Gluing in a circular motion, make it look pretty!
- Work your way to one end of the ball
- Go back to the middle, and work your way to the other end
- This takes a while, since you glue each bean individually
- Isn't the texture awesome?!
- To spray paint, poke a bamboo skewer into your foam ball
- This will keep your hands clean while painting it! (genius, right?)
- Spray a light coat of paint, and let it dry. Do this over and over. (mine took about 4 coats to look pretty)
- I poked mine into the ground outside while it was drying
- Cute, huh!
- Poke a skewer into a foam ball
- Spray, covering completly, with adhesive
- Roll ball in lentils
- Fill in any gaps by patting lentils in place (your hands will get sticky)
- Spray paint color of your choice
- Again, I think the texture is great
- Forgive the bad lighting! Yellow ball is actually a great, pale yellow. I took these pictures at night, and the lighting doesn't do them justice!