Jute Rope Wrapped Balls
Maybe you call them Jute Balls, Decorative Rope Ornament Balls, Bowl Fillers, Vase Fillers, or Bowl Orbs. Whatever you call them, it's cheaper to do it yourself!
When I decided to make some, I went to get Styrofoam balls and was shocked at their price! I already had the jute (a hand-me-down from my daughter Jamie) and I wanted this project to be as cost saving as possible. I started searching for anything round, that I could glue some jute on.
This is what I found! At the Dollar Tree. Five of these kid’s balls for 1 buck! Can’t beat that.
Materials to Make Rope Orbs
Here are my supplies. A 20 cent ball and some free jute.
Use Hot Glue Gun
Of course, you will need hot glue and a glue gun. It's amazing how quick and easy this Decorative Rope Ball project is! You may want to use some Hot Glue Finger Protectors to make this job safer and quicker!
I chose this free cheap jute, but you could easily use a different kind of rope, maybe even colored jute or twine to match your decor.
Oh, wouldn't these be pretty in holiday colors for Christmas? This home decor project can be made quickly, for very little money.
The whiffle balls were so incredibly cheap, but you may already have Styrofoam, or other kiddie plastic balls on hand. I think it would be great to have different sized plastic ball orbs.
Small Whiffle Ball Jute Orbs
Voila! One rope wrapped orb complete using very little jute and not much time.
This is what the plastic rope wrapped ball looks like on its side. Don't you love how easy it looks to do?
Thrift Store Bowl Fillers
While in Nashville visiting Jamie, we went to Music City Thrift Store. I picked up these twig bowl filler orbs for $1.99
What a great deal I got on the twig bowl fillers! I like the variety they offer!
Vinyl Record Bowl for Orbs
Jamie’s husband Andy has a fondness for vinyl album. He’s a DJ. He made me this bowl for my birthday.
When I got back from Nashville, I was trying to decide where I should display my new vintage album bowl. So I started playing around with putting the decorative balls in it.
I added the balls I got at the thrift store. Don't you love the way the black and the brown look together?