Decorative orbs are a timeless classic, and are easily made with STYROFOAM™ brand foam. The decorative coverings are endless, from naturals like moss and seashells to the upholstery nails shown here.
Designed by Kathleen George for The Dow Chemical Company
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Ball: 5-inch
- Upholstery Nails: Bronze Plated (we used 275 large)
- Acrylic Craft Paint: Bronze
- Chopstick or Skewer
- Glass or Cup
Insert chopstick or skewer into foam ball and use as a handle while painting.
Paint STYROFOAM brand foam ball with bronze. Place chopstick or skewer in glass while paint dries.
When ball is completely dry, insert upholstery nails into ball until surface is completely covered.
Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.
Paint STYROFOAM brand foam with an acrylic craft paint, or foam-safe spray paint. If using spray paint, read the label carefully to be sure it’s safe for STYROFOAM brand foam.