Decorative Thumb Tack Styrofoam Balls

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One of the easiest ways to spruce up the decor in a room is by bringing in small details with interest and impact. Decorative balls placed in a bowl or stacked in a large vase are an excellent choice for this and these thumbtack-covered balls are simple, inexpensive and visually striking. If you can’t find thumbtacks in a color you like, they can easily be painted, either before or after creating the ball.

Things you’ll need:
4-inch styrofoam balls
Flat topped thumbtacks, about 500 per ball
Spray paint (optional)

Things to do:
1. Firmly push the thumbtacks into the ball, overlapping the edges slightly to create a fish scale texture.
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2. Continue to press the pins in until the entire surface of the ball is covered.
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3. If desired, spray the ball with several light coats of spray paint, allowing each to dry before adding the next.

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