09/23/2013 12:00 AM | posted by Mandy Beyeler
DIY Fall Centerpieces
- 4 packages (24 count each) of cupcake liners (I used Betty Crocker® and Cake Mate Halloween liners and Cake Mate Brights in purple and orange)
- Foam balls
- Hot glue gun and extra hot glue sticks
- Wooden skewers (burlap if desired)
Depending on how you plan to display your décor ball, you may also need:
- Vase, glass jar, etc.
- Jar filler, such as holiday candy
- Thin string or thread
What you do:
1. Take a cupcake liner and turn it inside out. Put a dab of hot glue on the non-colored side of the liner (where the real cupcake would go) and press the liner onto your foam ball. You want the liners to be inside out so that as you fill your ball, you can still see the colors and designs of the liners. Repeat attaching liners until ball is covered and visually appealing.
2. Squeeze a few more liners in to ensure that the ball is really full. This time, do not turn them inside out. Instead, use them as is by pinching the middle into a fold and adding the hot glue at that spot. This will add some depth and variety to the ball. If desired, wrap your skewer in burlap to give it extra texture. Leave a few inches clear on the pointy end. Push this end into the foam ball.
3. Display according to your preference: In a jar as a topiary, lined up as a tablescape, or tie string around the end of the skewers and hang them upside-down from the ceiling or a chandelier.