Tuesday, June 14, 2011

100 Rosette Sphere

I'm SO excited to have so many followers!! I'm glad you are here and that we get to share our Wayward Craftiness with you.



To celebrate 100 + followers, I made this Rosette Sphere. I had seen examples here and here and decided to give it a whirl myself. I didn't have a Styrofoam sphere handy so I used what I had: a small toy basketball. I originally bought it to give to a friend's little boy...but decided not to since they were moving out of the country. Anyways, first I painted the ball white with acrylic paint.


Next I made 100 (or thereabouts) rosettes. See the above links for tips. Mine ended up really small so I had to do a LOT of them. I'd recommend making them bigger.


About halfway done.
Completed. It only took 4 hours and burns on all of my finger tips. I put it on an up-side-down candlestick holder which keeps it stable and cute. This sphere has made its home on my mantle, but it's great for party decor too.


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37 comments :

Maggie said...

This is beautiful! I've seen people do these before but I have not been brave enough to do it myself! I think I might need to buck up and do it. It looks like it's worth all the work! Thanks for sharing :)

Flannery @ Three Sisterz said...

awesome!!!

Jingle said...

That looks so cute! Fabulous job!

Carla said...

Wow what a great piece!

Ashley said...

ah i love it!!! looks awesome:) cool idea for your 100 followers!

Connie said...

just darling!!!

Kirst said...

100 followers! Woot Woot!

Jenni said...

Congrats on the 100 followers! This is an amzing post and I love that you used the basketball. I wonder if my husband would notice if I stole one of his...hmmm??!??
Thanks for sharing and I am now following too!
Jenni 4 kissed by a frog @
kissedbyafrog.blogspot.com

Heather Landry said...

This is totally fabulous! I hear you on the burnt fingertips thing. I do that all the time. It's a miracle that I even have fingerprints left! LOL

erinbella said...

Whoa! Jaime. This looks AMAZING. I've been trying to recruit some friends to have a craft party just so I could have an excuse to try out the Wayward Crafts! So far it hasn't happened. But we're totally doing the State Canvass, Dying Rice & follow up canvas project, and even though this seems incredibly challenging, we're totally trying this one!

Just Jaime said...

Thanks everyone!

@Maggie, go for it!

@Jenni, a full sized basketball would take FOREVER! Mine was just a toy and it felt like a huge investment to me.

@Erin, you are so sweet to me! Thank you! This one isn't that difficult, you just have to practice making the rosettes. They're pretty forgiving.

Becky said...

Jamie this turned out so GREAT! I could see this as wedding centerpieces!

Tracy said...

Your rosette sphere turned out so pretty. How fun, good project to do during TV time :)

Love Sweet Love said...

You are so creative to use a toy basketball! It turned out awesome! I did one of mine making WAY too small rosettes too and it took forever! Then my other ones looked different cause I made the rosettes so much bigger. Oh well, they sure are pretty!

Heidi said...

This one is by far one of my favorite crafts it turned out so chic! Are you selling it? Do you have an etsy store with all these crafts you do. If not you should get on it ;)

Ps. Thank you for visiting my blog
http://sweetnessofsimple.blogspot.com/

and congrats on the way over 100 followers. What's the secret? lol

Ashley Van Etten said...

this is gorgeous! What wonderful resourcefulness to use the basketball!!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

adorable! wish it wouldn't take so long and then i'd make a bunch for table centerpieces :) Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

Maranda said...

So cool, what a fun, easy idea!

April said...

this is so pretty! Fantastic job! ~April @ Wildflowers & Whimsy

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

So awesome! I am on my way out to buy the tissue paper for it right now, hahaha!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

You are just awesome! That is unbelievable! Great job! Thank you so much for linking up!

CREATIVE MIND said...

this is such a smart sphere ..pretty!!
I am a new follower,i hope you will like to follow back :)

Liz said...

Great idea- I just picked up a plastic ball at a demo table & now I know juuuust what to do with it. ;7) The kids will never know!
Liz

Christine said...

It looks terrific...don't you hate hot glue burns?

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Oh yes, I always burn my fingers with the glue gun! Thanks for linking this to Wicked Awesome Wednesday.

Sara said...

This is SO darling!! I love the roses you used. Following you from the Sunday hop!! ;)

Rita@martenssmily said...

Soooo beautiful!!!

shopannies said...

very pretty I can imagine tedious work thanks for sharing

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

Awesome, I love how you used what you already had (basketball) my kind of girl ;) Thanks so much for sharing, it turned out beautiful!! Thank you for linking up with us too! We hope to see you again :)
Britney
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

THANK YOU so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Sunday!! We appreciate it!! Hope to see your fabulous ideas again!! Have a great day!

Kristine
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

Shannon said...

Looks like a lot of work but turned out amazing! I love rosettes - this is such a cute project!
shannonsews.blogspot.com

Anna said...

That looks like a lot of work. The results are beautiful though!

Thank you for sharing at the Weekend Warrior Link Party.

Anna
www.askannamoseley.com

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

I featured this on my twitter page! http://twitter.com/#!/MyGirlishWhims

Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, hope to see you again this week!

Katie said...

Great job! I found you via Craft-o-maniac! I'm your newest follower!

AmieAnn said...

Wow! This looks amazing and you have such committment! Whoo 4 hours.. looks well worth it though! I love it.. and I can't wait to see what other wayward craftiness you come up! I am your newest follower!
Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next week!

Jami said...

That turned out really well...you are more patient than I am! Thanks so much for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!
Smiles!
Jami

ashley said...

Another gorgeous idea, though hot glue is my enemy... I may need about 8 more bottles of zip dry haha! I see a Christmas project in my near future! Love it! Thanks for linking up to Show-Offs! :)

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