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« 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.

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« 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!
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« 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

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« 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!

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