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Convo Balls



You’ve heard of conversation hearts. Old tennis balls, strips of leftover fabric and a few easy stitches are all you’ll need to make conversation balls or “convo balls” as we call them.

Family Chic Valentine's Day crafts.

Convo balls are decorative balls that carry a flirty message. You can place these in a bowl or on a tray to create an interesting display for Valentine's Day. Our 5-year-old neighbor and friend, Alice, suggests chucking them at someone you love.

Family Chic Valentine's Day crafts.

Why Not?

Family Chic Valentine's Day crafts.

For this you will need: old tennis balls, fabric ripped into 1-inch wide strips, embroidery floss, needle and hot glue gun. You could use styrofoam balls if you like – I just wanted to recycle some dead tennis balls.

Family Chic Valentine's Day craft

Snip with scissors and rip fabric into 1-inch wide strips. Using embroidery floss and needle, stitch out your message using a back stitch.

It will take a few strips to cover your ball. Start with blank fabric first – add on your embroidered strip last. Use a glue gun to tack down the beginning and end of each strip; wrap tightly.

Family Chic Valentine's Day craft.

I call this an "around the house project"; there's no need to run to the store, you can make it with things you have around the house.

 


Discussion

  1. Erin  February 6, 2012

    Seriously… you have got to have some of the most consistently original, simple ideas I have seen in the blog world. Very impressing and super inspiring. Thank you!!

    • camilla  February 6, 2012

      Thanks Erin! I appreciate it! Take Care, Camilla

  2. Darcie  February 8, 2012

    Chucking them at someone you love, indeed! That’s about the ferocity of Alice’s love! Then the dog would attack the tennis balls.
    Love the colors.

  3. Shelby  February 11, 2012

    I absolutely LOVE these!