I’ve never been into theme-y bedrooms for my kids but I’d been considering one lately because my son has shown a clear infatuation with any type of ball. In fact, that was his first word.
Last month, A Wee Nest announced they were doing a September challenge. Basically, pick a project on Pinterest that you’ve been wanting to do for a while but keep putting off, and just do it.
I thought this would be the perfect chance to attempt a ball themed bedroom.
The pin that inspired me was from Inspired By This. This is an image from a baby shower they did using yarn balls (photograph by Studio EMP).
I was stumped for most of September on this challenge and then I finally just got started and hoped it would lead me to a finished project.
First, I took these sheets of Styrofoam that were used for shipping and cut four circles out them using a circular glass that was the perfect size as my template.
Then I took a skirt I was going to donate and a quilt I had and cut out squares of fabric from them just bigger than the circle.
Then using a glue gun, I started folding down the fabric onto the back of the circle. I burned almost every finger. Be warned, this part can be dangerous.
Then I had four wrapped circles of Styrofoam.
On the back I bent up the tip of a paperclip to make a hook and glued it to the back of the circle with hot glue.
Then using removable 3M hooks (none of my home decor is considered permanent), I hung the circles up on the wall.
Then drawing on my inspiration pin (see above) I made little balls of yarn for decoration. Basically, I crumpled up a wad of newspaper and wrapped yarn around it until it looked like a ball of yarn.
On some of them, I left a loop of yarn to create a hook so I could hang them from the curtain rod and tie back hook.
I think my favorite part of this project is how lightweight everything is. So when the kids inevitably rip a circle off the wall or a ball off the curtain and hurl it across the room, we will all be ok.
That, and hearing my son say, “ball, ball, ball” every morning from his crib.
Thanks, A Wee Nest, for hosting this challenge! It was a lot of fun. My final project looks nothing like the original pin but I guess that is the beauty of inspiration…it does its own thing.
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