Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Great Big Balls!

My approach to Christmas decorating tends more toward the One Big Gesture school of thought than the Million Tiny Treasures approach.

It's purely personal taste. I'd just far rather spend my decorating time drinking rum and eggnog than hanging things on trees. Plus, I'm allergic to pine needles.

So when we moved into our current home, I was thrilled to see that the previous owners had left their soccer balls behind. I knew exactly what I was going to do with them.

Several layers of newspaper and glue later, I was ready for a final coat of festive Christmas wrap and a coat of varnish to make everything shiny.

Sorry about the picture quality. I should probably have gone outside and taken it from there. But see all that snow? That means it's COLD. And, for today at least, I'm allergic to that, too!


Janet said...

Those are certainly big balls indeed, LOL!! How did you hang them without deflating them? Nothing worse than big, deflated balls:>)

John m said...

I would point out, that THIS headline will put you on the top of yet another most-Googled list that you might not want to join ...

All the Best (Anyway)!

kimmomofseven said... cheeky brat you! But I do love the look of that big ball; and I'm with Janet ~ is it deflated?

Barb McMahon said...

Not deflated, but surgery was required. I carefully cut the papier mache in half and then put it back together. So I can make many more Christmas balls if I want to.... or play soccer, maybe?

and John, you caught me. I was messing with the search engines again. They fall for it every time!