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DIY Decorative Globes – Using Pull Tabs ??!!

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These DIY Decorative Globes are easy to create and a great up-cycle project too. Use pull tabs to create patterns on Styrofoam balls and paint in whatever color you choose.

Several years ago, we were saving pull tabs for a charity event at school and we turned in a large tub of tabs. Afterwards, we continued to save pull tabs just in case there would be another event the following year, but it never happened.  I stumbled across my stash of pull tabs the other day and decided that maybe I could get creative and think of something to do with them. We made  Decorative Globes with a few of them and then found a charity to donate the rest.

I was pleasantly surprised at how well these turned out!

These DIY Decorative Globes are easy to create and a great up-cycle project too. Use pull tabs to create patterns on Styrofoam balls and paint in whatever color you choose.

 

 

 

These DIY Decorative Globes are easy to create and a great up-cycle project too. Use pull tabs to create patterns on Styrofoam balls and paint in whatever color you choose.

Here is how you can make some for yourself!

Supplies Used:

  • Pull Tabs
  • Styrofoam balls
  • Smooth Finish (made to cover Styrofoam)
  • Spray Paint  (I used metallic silver, metallic gold, and white)
 
Insert pull tabs into Styrofoam balls in whatever pattern you can think of:
These DIY Decorative Globes are easy to create and a great up-cycle project too. Use pull tabs to create patterns on Styrofoam balls and paint in whatever color you choose.

If you want a smoother finish, you can apply some Smooth Finish.  I used this and applied with a fingertip on some of the Decorator Globes we made and I left them to dry overnight.  I purchased this at Walmart for about $5.00

 

Smooth Finish for Styrofoam.

Last step:  Spray Paint with whatever color you want.   Pretty easy!

In the picture below, the top two globes were done using the Smooth Finish, and the bottom two were not.

 

These DIY Decorative Globes are easy to create and a great up-cycle project too. Use pull tabs to create patterns on Styrofoam balls and paint in whatever color you choose.

 

 

Ahhh . . .the possibilities . . . depending on the color you paint them, they could go with just about any decor or would be pretty for Christmas Displays too.

These DIY Decorative Globes are easy to create and a great up-cycle project too. Use pull tabs to create patterns on Styrofoam balls and paint in whatever color you choose.

 

 

These DIY Decorative Globes are easy to create and a great up-cycle project too. Use pull tabs to create patterns on Styrofoam balls and paint in whatever color you choose.

 

Got pull tabs?   What will you create?

 

Thank you for sharing!

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32 Comment

  1. Now I am truly amazed!!! Stunning!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

    1. Laurie
      March 15, 2015 at 2:08 am

      Thanks so much Debbie! Hope you are having a great weekend!

  2. Beverly Roderick
    March 15, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Laurie, these are so pretty and so very creative! I have bowls of decorative balls sitting around. I now want to make some of these and paint them in sea colors to match my decor. I bet I could use some crab line like you did on the one with the cord to give it a nautical look. Thanks for such a fun idea!

    1. Laurie
      March 15, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks Beverly! Oh, I love that idea for a nautical look using the sea colors and crab line! Would love to see them if you have a chance to make some.

  3. Monica
    March 16, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    These globes look fantastic. What a super idea!

    1. Laurie
      March 16, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      Thanks Monica! They were so easy and fun to make.

  4. Tania Rossouw
    March 16, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Wow! That is so cool! The 3 in the last image are my favourite!
    Tania at FARRAGOZ ~ Online Course in The Art of Patina

    1. Laurie
      March 16, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Thank you Tania! Those are also my favorites. Thanks so much for stopping in and taking the time to comment 🙂 Have a great day!

  5. tina roberge
    March 16, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    I absolutely love this idea! These would also be a great gift for my mother in law, she is going to love it. I've got this bookmarked.

    1. Laurie
      March 16, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      Tina, Thank you so much! Would be a wonderful gift for Mother's Day 🙂 I appreciate you taking the time to leave me your thoughts.

  6. Beverly Roderick
    March 17, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Did you see the daily email from Hometalk? How exciting!

    1. Laurie
      March 17, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Yes, I did see it, thanks Beverly. Have you been following the comments? Who knew that a handful of pull tabs could create such a stir.

  7. Beverly Roderick
    March 17, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Oh, I saw those comments on the Facebook share. Pfft! I hope those folks keep their halos polished while they are criticizing using pull tabs for a craft!

    1. Laurie
      March 17, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      You crack me up!

  8. CeCe
    March 18, 2015 at 5:38 am

    Very Creative… I am impressed!

    1. Laurie
      March 18, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks for the comment CeCe! Happy you stopped in!

  9. Angela McKinney
    March 20, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    These are beautiful! I would have never thought of doing something like this with pull tabs. We don't have many lieing around to do this with though. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

    1. Laurie
      March 20, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      Thanks Angela! They were so easy and fun to make. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  10. Erlene A
    March 21, 2015 at 8:50 am

    This is such a great use for soda tabs. Pinning to my recycle board.

    1. Laurie
      March 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you Erlene! I appreciate the Pin too! Have a great weekend!

  11. Linda Bouffard
    March 21, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Very inventive and very cool. PINNING also. Best wishes, Linda @Crafts a la Mode

    1. Laurie
      March 21, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      Thank you so much Linda! Appreciate the Pin! Have a great weekend!

  12. Krista
    March 22, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    What an awesome idea! Seriously so creative. Thanks for linking up on MeetUp Monday! Hope to see you tomorrow! http://www.thequinntessentialmommy.com

    1. Laurie
      March 23, 2015 at 1:29 am

      Thank you Krista!

  13. Danielle Siero
    March 23, 2015 at 11:24 am

    How cool! Thanks again for linking up with us at Idea Box. 🙂

    1. Laurie
      March 23, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      Thanks Danielle

  14. Cathy Carroll
    March 25, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    These are so cool and oh the possibilities of colors and textures. Thank you for sharing your how to. Love it. Cathy

    1. Laurie
      March 26, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks Cathy! Yes, many possibilities with these! Thank you so much for popping over!

  15. Amanda Kolb
    March 27, 2015 at 1:52 am

    Love! What a great way to turn something that would normally be tossed into a decorative piece! Just stopping by to let you know I'll be including your post on My Favorite Things weekend roundup Saturday morning. Have a great weekend!

    1. Laurie
      March 27, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      Thank you Amanda! I'm thrilled to be part of your weekend roundup! You have a great weekend too!

  16. Lincuden Cottage Life
    May 22, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Oh wow! These are AMAZING!!! 😉

    1. Laurie
      May 22, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      Thank you! So sweet of you to stop by and comment. I appreciate it 🙂

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