A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, remember that you can always click the Modify button to edit the post and add additional information.
Total Members: 297,474
Currently Running With Scissors:
657 Guests and 25 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Alternatives to Styrofoam Balls  (Read 4424 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: November 27, 2010 06:32:42 PM »

We have something like 75 employees I need to make gifts for this year, and I dig these Fabric Ball Ornaments. They mesh nicely with my job as T-Shirt Girl. However, I didn't realize how freaking expensive styrofoam balls are. 3 in. balls are going to run me something like $.65 each. I'm looking for cheaper alternatives.

I was pondering using an exacto knife to cut into those plastic unbreakable-style ornaments, but I haven't ever tried that, so I don't know how successful it'd be.

Suggestions on alternate media to use?

Man, I wish I still lived within an hour of a Hobby Lobby.

« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2010 08:34:41 PM »

You could try the dollar store.  I know I got some a month ago that had like 6 in a bag.

Good luck!
Offline Offline

Posts: 38
Joined: 20-Nov-2008

I swear, I didn't hide your yarn under the couch!

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2010 06:59:46 AM »

Dollar store!  I saw some of those ornaments there the other day that are just styrofoam balls covered in some kind of thread.  They were 4 to a pack so they would only be .25 each!
can't stay inside the lines..
Offline Offline

Posts: 527
Joined: 14-Jul-2010

fly away...

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2010 03:54:21 PM »

you could also bunch up aluminum foil.. or blow up balloons and papermache them into balls

~shine shine shine~
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2010 06:27:18 PM »

Dollar Store! Why didn't I think of that?!? Croudsourcing my thinking out to Craftster is brilliant.

I already caved and bought some faux styrofoam from here: http://www.plasteelcorp.com/

Will report on how it turns out! thx, guys!

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make 4th of July Marshmallows
How Milk Chocolate Gets Made
How to Make Raspberry and Passion Fruit Tarts
Dirty Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe with Coolhaus Ice Cream
How to Make Ice Cream Sandwiches for a Crowd
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Sandwich Wrap
Falling Leaves
Meatless Monday: Provencal Inspired Quiche

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.