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In the spring I created this display for a dresser top in my formal living room.
For my guest post at The CSI Project, I switched my living room décor to a beach theme for the summer. I kept the silver tray and changed the accessories, changed the pottery piece to a similar one in blue, and changed the candle in the holder to blue.
The moss ball that I used in spring was the perfect size, it just barely fit into the container. A green moss ball wouldn’t do for my beach theme, so I had to improvise.
My first thought was to glue Spanish Moss to a styrofoam ball but the ball that I had was way too small and even covered in moss wouldn’t be big enough to show in my container. I thought and thought and came up with a free solution.
I took an old tennis ball and wrapped it in used tissue paper that I saved from Christmas.
A little tape holds the tissue paper in place.
Then I glued Spanish Moss from my craft stash to the tissue paper.
Using hot glue would be a lot easier but I didn’t think about that until it was too late. A rubber band held the Spanish Moss in place while it dried.
After it dried, I inserted my new moss ball into my pottery piece and it fit perfectly. I didn’t cover the bottom of the ball with Spanish moss because it isn’t seen.
I love a free solution to a crafting dilemma!