rose petal orbs

Rose Petal Orbs

I was at Smart and Final, which is a restuarnt supply store in my area, about a month ago and saw these bowls there for $.33, so I picked up 6. I figured if I couldn’t craft anything from them, bowls always come in handy in the kitchen or other crafting areas so I would take advantage of the price.

I had one idea in mind that didn’t fail, I just discovered I didn’t have all of the materials in mind for it right now, so I moved on to another plan.

I made decorative orbs for Avery’s room! I love all those clusters of different balls and pinwheels and I think these would go great mixed into one of those arragements!

It was simple to make, I just used two bowls, hot glue, faux rose petals, my drill and some spray paint.

First I hot glued the two bowls together, it would be smart to do what I forgot to do before I did this and drill two holes in the top (really the bottom of one of the bowls) and put your string through. I did this after it was glued and it was a pain in the bootay. 

I also discovered after the first one was done that it is wise to spray paint it the color of the rose petals you are using, I still like the first one but it would be better if the petal and bowls were closer in color.

 Then gather yourself some rose petals, of course they have them at craft stores (coupons people!) but I grabbed mine at a wholesale flower shop for a great price too.

Then start at the bottom and glue the petals in rows onto the bowls.

And work you way to the top!

Here is when I put my twine through, again, so much easier before the bowls are together!

Here is the pink one.

And the white one, see how it should be white underneath? Oh well, I still like it.

Anyone know any tips for hanging those fancy ball clusters?


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9 Responses to Rose Petal Orbs

  1. Hopeful1 July 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    Wow! Those are beautiful!

  2. Christine@ Projects Around the House July 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    These are fabulous! What a creative idea. I love how they turned out!

  3. Katie July 24, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    what a creative idea! i adore the outcome, so sweet :)

  4. Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm July 25, 2012 at 12:50 am #

    Awesome! I read this twice and I’m probably missing it still, but are there holes in your bowls where you are gluing them? It looks like there is and I can’t figure out why. I do love them and want to make them!

  5. Thrifty July 25, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Amazing job, these look fantastic

  6. Aliferous Express July 25, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    soooo crafty and pretty. these would be fun hanging in my studio. awesome idea. THANKS!!

  7. Elisabeth @ La Vita e Bella July 26, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    so pretty - love this! i’ll have to try it :)


  8. Kara @ Mine for the Making August 3, 2012 at 7:39 am #

    WOW Michelle! Those are beautiful! Such a great idea (doesnt surprise me!)

  9. myturquoisequeen September 7, 2012 at 6:18 am #

    What a lovely project. I may have to forget my plans for today and find some petals to play with instead. Joanna x