When it comes to home decor, I always love incorporating unique items into my home. It's fun to branch out from the standard candle and picture frame accents. Now, I'm not saying to lose these items all together (you still need these in your home, trust me!), I'm just saying to add different odds and ends to the grouping to make it more interesting. These items could be a cool clock you found at a flea market, maybe a shell you pick-up while on a recent vacation, or even a sculptural piece you grabbed from a rummage sale.
Since I am still on the hunt for cool objects to include in my home decor, I did a little searching to find some inspirational pieces. In my search, I came across these super cool Zinc Leaf Spheres from Restoration Hardware. What I loved about these spheres was the way mimicked a pineapple, or even an artichoke. You all know how much I love my pineapples! The Restoration Hardware spheres were made out of metal (which made them quite pricey!). I figured these looked easy enough to make, so I went on a mission to source the best supplies to make my very own leaf sphere!
After looking at the picture of my inspiration, it did not take me long to decided on felt and a styrofoam ball for my sphere. Instead of going with gray felt to match the Restoration Hardware sphere exactly, I went with yellow. I didn't really care if my sphere looked like metal or not, I just wanted it to stand out. I think the yellow did the trick! I also thought about pinching the centers of my leaves and sewing them together to achieve the same look as my inspiration, but that seemed a bit too time-consuming to me. So, I just went with my flat felt leaf. After I cut out my leaves (which took some time), all I did was glue them right to my styrofoam ball. My version cost less than $5! That's right, my sphere was about 1/13 the price of the Restoration Hardware sphere!