After Christmas I decided to really change up the fireplace mantel from my standard color scheme. I usually stick with warm colors but was definitely ready for a change.
After a month of feeling as if something was missing I decided to make a decorative ball to set on top of my stoneware pitcher.
I used a 2.5 inch foam ball as my base. I cut a dress pattern into roughly 2 inch squares.
I stacked 2 in a crisscross manner then put a pencil into the center. I then dipped the tips into white glue and pressed the tip into the foam ball. I continued this until the entire ball was covered.
I think it looks a bit like a dried hydrangea sitting on top.