I saw these wooden balls on the West Elm site. Unusual, weathered and looked to be quite simple.
However, $34 for the large and $19 for the small seemed a bit steep for wood sticks in a ball. I thought I could duplicate it using sticks and a Styrofoam ball.
I saw these balsa wood sticks at Hobby Lobby on sale for .60 cents each. I thought I could cut them, stain them and stick them in the ball and tah dah...a weathered sphere. Well it started out all right.
The final product looks nothing like the inspiration. I like the unusual shape and the dark wood quality, but you can see the hot glue. My son suggested I spray paint it. I may do that after my burned fingers stop smarting.
Maybe sometime in the future I will have evolved to the level of the crafters at Knock Off Decor. In the meantime I will continue to treat you to my attempts. maybe they will inspire you...or make you smile... or make you feel better about your failures. (Not that I am saying you have failure....maybe I should say less than desired outcomes. Do you have "less than desired outcomes"?)