Decorate your home with your very own homemade orb made from driftwood gathered from the beach.

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8-inch inflatable ball or beach ball
small bowl
about 75 driftwood pieces, 3–5 inches each (You may need to trim wood to smaller sizes using a saw.)
hot glue gun
plenty of glue sticks

  1. Inflate the ball. Place the ball in the bowl to keep everything stable while you work.
  2. Starting at the top of the ball, glue driftwood pieces together (not to the ball) to form a basic lattice pattern around the ball.
  3. Continue to glue additional pieces of driftwood in and across the gaps until the ball is encased in a driftwood frame.
  4. When the glue is dry, deflate the ball and carefully slip it through one of the gaps to remove.


Photography by China Squirrel

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