Easy DIY Rag Balls – Word & Home

Hey friend!! If you’re like me you’re always needing a decor filler, either in a tiered tray, dough bowl, or jar. It seems like I’m always searching for something! These easy DIY rag balls can be created for ANY season or holiday by combining material strips with inexpensive Dollar Tree styrofoam balls. Come see!!

Dollar Tree styrofoam balls and material

Supplies….

  • Dollar Tree Styrofoam Balls – 1.9 inches (Any size could be used.)
  • Strips of material (I’m using Fat Quarters from Walmart.)
  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Paint Brush
  • Wax Paper

I need a last minute filler for the Fourth so I’ll be using some red and blue material this time around. The process is super simple. I’ll tear the material into strips and cut the pieces down to about 4.5 inches long.

material strip measuring 4.5 inches

Next I’ll add some Elmer’s Glue to the surface of a styrofoam ball and start pressing on the strips of material. I’ll add the glue and then spread it out with a paint brush before adding the strip of material.

material strip wrapped around Dollar tree styrofoam ball
material strip wrapped around Dollar tree styrofoam ball with Elmer's glue

Now I’ll just continue adding strips and using the glue to brush down the edges. How much glue you use is totally up to you, less glue means the material may be more “shaggy” looking.

material strip wrapped around Dollar tree styrofoam ball with Elmer's glue
completed easy DIY rag balls

Once the material is applied I’ll set the rag balls aside on a piece of wax paper to dry, turning them every so often so all sides dry completely. Once dry these easy DIY rag balls are ready to display and add that finishing touch to your decor!

completed easy DIY rag balls displayed
completed easy DIY rag balls displayed
completed easy DIY rag balls displayed

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I love baking, re-purposing items for my home, garage sales (goes hand in hand with re-purposing), hand crafting items, being outdoors, and now blogging.

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