I am a huge fan of decorative bowls. In fact I have at least one in just about every room in my home. One of the things I like most about decorative bowls is you can get creative with what you put in them. If you are like me and have a constant urge to decorate and re-decorate your home then you are aware of how expensive it can get, so I have to come up with inexpensive ways to maintain my decorating addiction. That being said switching up the fillers in decorative bowls is a quick way to give a room a new look, and since I can’t afford to buy new vase/bowl fillers every time I want to change the decor in one of my rooms my only option is to make my own. The most recent DIY Vase/Bowl fillers I made were Fabric Wrapped Balls and I must say I love them! This is definitely one of my favorite DIY vase/bowl fillers.

This is a must-try DIY Decor project that only takes about 2 hours to make a set of 5. Not to mention they are inexpensive, super easy and the best part is you can make them in whatever color/print you want. Are you ready to get started? Alright, lets go!

Here is what you will need:

  • Styrofoam balls (I actually used wiffle balls that I found at the dollar store b/c they were all out of styrofoam balls)
  • Glue Gun
  • Fabric
  • Scissors

Step 1: Lay out your fabric

lay fabric face down

 Step 2: Apply a line of glue all the way across

apply a line of glue about

Step 3: Fold fabric over on top of glue

fold fabric over

Step 4:  Apply another line of glue and then roll the fabric over

apply another line of glue and fold fabric over again

Step 5: Cut rolled fabric

cut rolled fabric

Step 6: Place a dot of glue in the center of ball

place dot of glue on ball

Step 7: Place end of rolled fabric onto glue

place end of fabric onto glue

Step 8: Wrap fabric in a clockwise direction applying glue as you go

wrap fabric

Step 9: When you get to the end of that piece of fabric add another piece as close to the other piece of fabric as possible

glue next piece of fabric

Continue wrapping fabric

continue wrapping fabric

Keep wrapping fabric and adding new pieces until you get to the end

wrap all the way down

As you get close to the end of the ball determine if your fabric is going to be to long, if it is then cut it so that it will wrap into a circle the same way it did at the top of the ball.

When you finish one ball move on to the next one. Depending on the size of your bowl you should make between 4-6 fabric wrapped balls for it to look full enough. My fabric looks good on both sides so I did half the balls using the blue side of the fabric and the other half using the white side of the fabric.

DIY Fabric Wrapped Balls

In the picture below you can see how the fabric wrapped balls look with the other decorative pieces on my side table

Fabric Wrapped Ball Centerpiece


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