By now, we all know what I love and what I am a sucker for: decor that has anything to do with wood and simple DIYs. I am especially loving me some DIY twig balls because they are as natural and rustic as they get, and they are not that hard to do.
And since it's Halloween season, we are not done "Halloweening" the studio yet. So what do we have?
But we don't have to stop there, right? What else can we do with DIY twig balls and make it Halloween-y? Halloweenish? Exactly. Light them up!
Fire (or an illusion of) and wood (or bits of) just naturally and attractively go well together. What I really like about this is that there are only two things we need for this DIY and not one of them is adhesives. Simply, we will need:
That's right: twigs from your backyard, as many and as long each as you can find, and battery-operated tea light candles from your neighborhood hardware store. These LED tealights were a lucky find while I was out looking for something completely different and unrelated, and I put them in my basket because... well because I know in my heart that one could always use a small LED candle. Or half a dozen.
But back to the DIY, the first and most important thing you need to do is form a base for your twig balls. Using a few of the longest, most supple you can find, form intersecting circles with the twigs to secure a spherical foundation that you could roll the rest of the small twigs around.
Then keep adding more until you have an obvious ball shape. It doesn't have to be perfect. If you have flexible twigs, you can stretch, adjust, arrange and rearrange them as you go. Weave where you can to secure.
After you've formed about 50% of the ball or at some point before it's almost complete, try squeezing inside the tealight while there is still space for it to pass through in between rolled twigs.
Keep going and you are done.
I thought they would go well with these decorative twine-wrapped balls we just made for Halloween too! So now throw in some chocolates and gummy bears, put on your costume and turn out the lights, do an odd trick or two and enjoy a usually spooky, usually tangerine Halloween.