Is your decor calling for a touch of something, but you just can’t put your finger on what that something is? Maybe our quick and easy jute ball home accents will do the trick. Perfect for nestling in baskets and over-sized bowls, or for looking pretty all on their own, these jute balls add a unique finishing touch to any space that needs a dose of color or texture.
Things to do:
1. Make a small divot in the center of the styrofoam ball, and press one end of the jute twine into the divot so that it’s flush.
2. Start winding the jute twine around the styrofoam ball nice and tight, adding hot glue in 4″ or 5″ lines as you work. Dab hot glue right on the styrofoam ball and up against the edge of the cording. Use your fingertips to squeeze the strands together so none of the styrofoam peeks out from beneath the jute.
3. Finish the ends with nice, tight coils, using a little extra glue to secure. Make sure that you have enough at the end to be able to tuck the end piece under.
4. Leave the balls as it or spray with 1-2 coats of paint to match any existing decor, dry thoroughly, and then display.
Lovely indoors, these jute balls also add an intriguing accent to gardens, porches, and patios. To weather proof, simply apply a coat of outdoor sealant after painting.
Create an elegant, one-of-a-kind centerpiece for your next dinner party displaying gold or silver metallic painted jute balls in an over-sized crystal bowl, or use balls painted in red, white, and blue to create a 4th of July table-scape. The sky’s the limit when it comes to finding fun and creative uses for our decorative jute twine balls. Make a few for your own home, or fill a basket or bowl and share them with family and friends.