Tuesday, April 6, 2010



I'm joining the Nifty Thrifty party at Coastal Charm...check it out to see the amazing things people find thrifting and the spectular things they do with them.

Remember this post where I shared the treasures I found at Goodwill? I'm going to reveal what I did with them.The picture above is from the Ballard Designs catalog and was my inspiration. It came with a $45-$60 price tag depending on the size. I love the boxwood look, but from the posts I've seen where people recreate this I know that the tedious process is not for me. Besides I love moss, it's all over my yard.

We live on a solid piece of granite, the stones below are from our property when they blasted the granite to build the house. They are all over the yard. I love rocks too! Because we are on granite the drainage in our yard is terrible, so there is a lot of moisture, hence the moss...EVERYWHERE. I could probably do a whole year of science with the kids studying the various types of moss we have.

Okay, onto the project. I started with three varying sizes of Christmas balls I got 50% off after Christmas - total $5.75. Looks like I'm setting up a solar system.

I spray painted them black, so the bold colors would not show threw if I was not meticulous in covering them.

Now for the moss - $4.99 a bag at Hobby Lobby.

The finished product - I LOVE THESE!!!

Who knew moss balls could be so photogenic?
The urns were about $ 7 for all three at Goodwill
Total project cost $18 not including spray paint and spray adhesive.


TAMI said...

So that's what you've been up too!!
Those Christmas balls didn't look nearly big enough to turn into the finished project -- but they look great! AND, that big white house in the background is BEAUTIFUL!! You are most blessed.

Mari said...

Oh wow! They turned out great. You are so creative.

Stacey said...

WOW Creative Momma!!!! They look AWESOME~ & I love your yard:)

I hope you and your family have a Happy Easter!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Good job! Coming over from Coastal Charm and a happy new follower! Looking forward to looking through some of your other posts!


Meg said...

How fun! I agree with Tami, those Christmas balls didn't seem that big! They turned out great. Wonderful idea!

I would love for you to stop by my blog for a fun spring block give away! Have a great night! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

kim said...

Wow such great moss balls in planters for such a low price. They look great. Our property has a vein of granite running underneath it. Our back yard is very wet right now and we have a spring fed pond, too. We also have lots of moss growing. We could probably sell the stuff.

Ann said...

Love it and what a great idea!! I also like the granite rocks in your landscaping, adds a lot of texture. : )

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Love the transformation, Mari! You did a fabulous job. Very clever!


Laurie said...

I LOVE what you did here! Great idea. Loving the moss as well. I just did some mossy stone look eggs (from styrofoam) a couple weeks ago. Come check it out here:

Come see me soon at sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com. I'm following you!

Creations By Cindy said...

How creative! Be blessed. Cindy

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Love them! They turned out VERY Professional! Love a great GW find.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Luv how you used the Christmas balls...sooooo thrifty. The moss balls look outstanding! Thanks for coming to NTT...hope you had a good time:)


Kim said...

What a wonderful idea! You are so clever.

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