Monday, December 13, 2010

DIY Week: Aisle Balls

I really wanted to incorporate moss somehow into our wedding.  My MIL wanted us to have something decorating the aisle.  This is the story of the easy and cheap way I solved both problems.  My cousin gave me the willow balls they hung on chairs at their wedding for us to hang from shepherd's hooks, and I wanted to make them a little different for our wedding, so I broke out my hot glue gun and two packages of sheet moss from the craft store.
Willowballs look like this to start:
And ours wound up looking like this:
This was much easier than making a moss pomander out of a Styrofoam ball.  The willow balls were purchased at Pier 1 (I think) and then A. tied the bows on them.  I hot glued moss all around, but it stuck really easily to the willow ball material and were good to go.  The sheet moss covered pretty quickly - just keep your glue gun on low.  Styrofoam balls are surprisingly expensive, and much harder to get the ribbon attached to, so I would recommend this approach for moss balls and possibly also for adding flowers to make pomanders.  


  1. We're thinking about using moss in the decor, but it seems kind of pricey from what I've seen. How did you feel about the cost-effectiveness of it?

  2. Wow, I've never heard of willow balls before. Those seem much easier to work with than Styrofoam balls! Thanks for the tip!

    -Miss Puppy Love