Monday, April 16, 2012

Crafting Fail: Doily Balls

I hosted a wedding shower for my brother and his future wifey last weekend which of course meant some fun decorating and crafting...

First attempt at fancy doily balls: FAIL.

Craft fail

Yaaa, I could see my efforts and a small tub of wallpaper glue slowly deflating before my eyes. I think it might have been too heavy for the poor balloon too handle. I was inspired by a segment I saw on Cityline*, things always look easier on TV, don't they??

Luckily, I learned some things from my first fail and the second attempt turned out slightly better. Then I just tucked them in with some giant tissue poms to hide all the imperfections (don't look tooo closely, ok). Here's a peek of them in action, I'll post the rest of the pics from the shower soon!

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Happy Monday!
Christine

*You can find the full tutorial for the doily ball here.

10 comments:

  1. haha, that first droopy ball totally made me chuckle. the final product looks awesome though -- so pretty!

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  2. lol I got a good laugh out of this post!

    I always thought the doily balls were made out of paper doilies...That might explain why there were too heavy. Did they use crocheted ones on CityLine?

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    1. EJ, I'm pretty sure they were crocheted doilies, though you could probably decopage with paper ones.

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  3. Oh Christine they came out really cute! :)

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  4. ha! i love this--i have a bunch of failed crafty projects in my closet.. These look great although!

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  5. Thanks guys, glad you can't see them too closely ;)

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  6. How dainty, they came out really nice!:D


    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  7. These are simply beautiful and a wonderful idea. Reminds me of my granny and all the doilies she had around her house, most of them handmade. I still have some of them today.

    Irene (Kildonan)

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