Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Moss Thingamabobs

I have a super duper simple project to share with you guys today that takes maybe all of 10 minutes to do.

Remember these little guys I purchased from the thrift store for .25 cents each?

Well, they were looking a little plain on my bedside table, so I picked up a bag of assorted styrofoam balls at the Dollar Tree for - you guessed it - a dollar!

You want the balls to be a little bit smaller than the containers you will be putting them into.

Next, I took some leftover moss (from my bedroom urn project) and hot glued it on the styro balls (which is why you want the balls to be smaller so there will be room for the moss).

I just popped them in their new homes without attaching them (although I don't know how long that will last with a curious 3 year old). I love the bright green of this moss. It adds so much color to my bedside table.

 Can someone tell me what those silver holders are for? I bought them in the kitchen section, but have no clue what they are for.


Sarah said...

Hmmm, giant egg cups?

Ashley said...

Where does one get that moss?

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

I got the moss from Michael's. I want to say it was about $5 for a bag, but I used a 40% off coupon. It's such a great shade of green!

Amy Kinser said...

I think they are used to hold great looking moss covered styrofoam balls. :)

Not sure what they are but they do look great!!

Sindy said...

Ali, I think they look like chocolate sundae cups from an old fashioned ice cream parlour! Love what you did with them, too :)

Liz said...

I agree with Sindy about the little dishes. Years ago they were used for ice cream - here in Scotland anyway. You have some inspiring ideas in your blog.

thebluemuse said...

Cute! I'm on board with the ice cream idea. They look like the spumoni dishes from the Spaghetti Factory.

Deb said...

Super cute Ali and I love those silver dishes...they are perfect little moss ball holders! ~Deb~

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