Decorative Thumb Tack Styrofoam Balls

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.
2. Continue to press the pins in until the entire surface of the ball is covered.
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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