Monday, October 17, 2011

Styrofoam Ladybugs

I feel like I've been off the grid since Thursday.  I'm dealing with insurance crud from the accident, DMV nightmares (I'm cramming to retake a driving test at 35 years old - good times), The Girl's birthday party prep, garage and laundry room purging/reorganizing, a sore body, and then the regular day-to-day stuff.  So I've been a little busy.

I thought I'd poke my head in and give you a little peek at another one of the birthday party decorations I've been working on.  I got a bag of mixed sized styrofoam balls at the Dollar Store.  Six in a bag for a buck.  I stuck toothpicks in the bottoms of them and poked them down into a piece of foam so I could spray paint them red.  I ended up running out of paint because it was a can I already had, so I hand painted them with acrylic paint. 

Here they are with just the red:

Next, for heads, I glued on some black pompoms that I had from another project.
Once those were dry, I painted lines and dots with black acrylic paint.

I'm still trying to decide if they need eyes.
 I think what I'll do is put a little wire loop in their backs and hang them from the light over the table.
If not, they'll make their appearance somewhere for party day.
Back to it......


  1. Awww, those are so cute. Sorry to hear about the crap-filled week you seem to be having. Good luck getting through it all.

  2. What a good idea. I can't wait to see how you hang them from the light. Are you dreaming on ladybugs at night yet?

  3. These are adorable! I can't wait to see the whole party together!


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