Ooh la, la! DIY Faux Mink Deco Spheres

September 1 and there’s a chill in the air this morning. So, maybe it’s not so crazy that I’m sharing these cozy, Faux Mink Deco Spheres. Do you remember the Faux Mink Wreath I made? I couldn’t let the scraps go to waste, and so I made these easy, Faux Mink Deco Spheres to display with the wreath. I picked up a few more faux fur scraps to add contrast, and wow. The wreath and the deco spheres add instant warmth to a room! I know it’s still summer, but when the weather turns, this will be a fun ensemble to display. So, here’s how I made the Faux Mink Deco Spheres.

DIY Faux Fur Deco Spheres

The Faux Fur Deco Spheres are so elegant.

DIY Faux Fur Deco Spheres

This cozy display will warm up a room on a cold winter’s day!

To make Faux Mink Deco Spheres, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 4” balls
  • Faux fur, 1/8 yd per ball
  • Tissue paper
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; rubber bands; pencil; straight pins
DIY Faux Fur Deco Spheres

You can make the deco spheres in a solid color, or mix and match your colors and prints.

To make Faux Mink Deco Spheres:

1. Wrap three rubber bands around the ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam, dividing the ball into six equal sections. Using a sharp pencil, score a line right next to the edge of each rubber band. Remove the rubber bands.

2. Place tissue paper over a section and trace along the scored line. This will be your pattern for the faux fur pieces.

3. Pin the pattern piece on the back side of the faux fur, and cut out the fabric. Hint: It’s easier and less “fur will fly” when you cut from the back of the faux fur.

 DIY Faux Fur Deco Spheres

I recommend low-temp glue for attaching the fur to the foam ball.

4. Glue the fur piece to the foam ball. Repeat with five more sections. If needed, add a few pins to help hold the stiffer pieces in place; the fur will hide the pins. You might find that you have to shift and trim the sections as you go, and that’s o.k. The faux fur is very forgiving and the seams will probably not be visible.

DIY Faux Fur Deco Spheres

The metallic accents add another layer of luxury to the display!

I hope you’re all warm and safe, and enjoy this long holiday weekend. For those who aren’t so fortunate, and are dealing with the devastating hurricane, I am sending to you a virtual hug!

I also wanted to provide an update about Paulette, who lost all of her craft supplies in a house fire. Several of you generously offered to send supplies to her, and unfortunately, Paulette has not responded to the emails I’ve sent to her. If you’re out there Paulette, please contact me!

Stay safe, and happy crafting!


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18 Responses to Ooh la, la! DIY Faux Mink Deco Spheres

  1. How did I miss this post?!?!?!? I absolutely adore the balls and the wreath with the bow is divine! Thank goodness I have all the goodies I need to make both of these projects! I ‘m hoping.to be able to work on them tonight when Jenna gets home from school!
    Hope all is well with you Sharon! TFS!

    • Sharon says:

      Yay! Good to hear from you Barb, and even better to hear that you’re up to crafting with Jenna. I’m so glad you like this faux fur goodies — let me know how it goes! Happy crafting! Sharon

  2. Who does not just love these soft, luxurious crafts! Happy crafting!

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 So glad you like them, thank you! They really warm up a room. I love Katiria’s idea, too, to add some eyes and have a little Halloween fun with these! Happy crafting, Angie. Sharon

  3. LisaM6 says:

    What a wonderful soft idea. cute idea

    • Sharon says:

      I know — they’re very tempting to pick up and “pet”. What else could you do with the faux fur scraps, Lisa? I bet you have ideas! Craft on! Sharon

  4. PS says:

    Wow..Amazing.Looks lovely.

  5. annehaun says:

    Really cute!! Thanks.

  6. Fun! I would love to do this with feathers too!

  7. Katiria says:

    These remind me of Gremlins before they turn mean 😉

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 LOL! I love this idea! Wouldn’t these be fun for Halloween with some crazy wiggle eyes?! What a hoot! Thanks so much, Katiria. Craft on! Sharon

  8. Those are adorable!! Thanks for sharing how to do those balls!

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