Decorative Orb Up do

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Fabric Covered Decorative OrbsDecorative orbs have been around now for a while. I felt like mine were kind of dated and well just blah. I really just didn’t like them anymore.  Then I happened to see in a BHG magazine where they used Styrofoam balls covered them with fabric to make decorative orbs. They were so cute! I thought why don’t I just take the ones I already had and decoupage them! Here is my version..

Decorative Orb Up do


  • Decorative orbs, various sizes 4in & 5in
  • Quick Cuts single fabric squares 18″ x 21″, burlap, and/or any fabric you might have left over from another project
  • Mod Podge Hard Coat decoupage
  • rotary cutter & mat
  • scissors and a sponge applicator


Cut your fabric with a rotary cutter in long 1 inch strips. I found one of the Quick Cuts squares is enough fabric for two orbs! I used Hard Coat Mod Podge because a  few of my orbs were covered with tile and grout, and I wanted to make sure the fabric would stick.

cut fabric to decoupage orbsPaint the Mod Podge on the orb and then start wrapping the fabric around. Let the fabric wrap naturally go where it wants to go falling in a criss-cross fashion so it will lie flat. Paint over the fabric with the Mod Podge as you go.


Wrap it until the end, you might need two layers so the old orb color or pattern does not show through. Make sure you coat with a good amount of Mod Podge. Let it Dry and that’s it!

**Just a hint when using the burlap for the orb, it will get messy. The burlap doesn’t want to stick, so work slowly and use lots of Mod Podge. On thicker fabrics, you may need to cut small strips and apply near the end instead of wrapping, so the shape of the orb remains round.**

DIy fabric OrbsGood Luck! This super easy and so updated. I love them again!

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  1. 7.27.16

    These are so pretty! I’ve been wanting to make some of these. I even bought some ribbon and fabric I just haven’t gotten around to it. Seeing your pretty orbs helps give me the push to get started.

  2. 2.5.12

    These are gorgeous.. love the fabric you chose, makes them soo cute and fun! thanks so much for sharing with the Pink hippo party.. can’t wait to see what you share next!

  3. 2.4.12
    June Scott said:

    Great up-do, Kim! So many options with fabric and I love the texture the burlap brings to your collection!

  4. 2.3.12

    Those are so cute! I would love some for my white bowl!

  5. 2.1.12
    D @ The Shady Porch said:

    Great project! I love how they turned out! I love that you simply remade what you already had on hand…that is my kind of project! Thanks for sharing!

  6. 1.31.12
    Q @ JAQS said:

    I featured you today :)


  7. 1.30.12
    Amanda said:

    They turned out really cute! Good job.

  8. 1.30.12
    Jen said:

    I have blah looking decorative balls too. This is definitely the way to fall in love with them again. Thanks!

  9. 1.27.12
    Lilli said:

    Love this idea! I’ve got to try it thank you so much for sharing! Found you over at Giggles, Glitz and Glam!


  10. 1.26.12

    I just love how yours turned out! The fabric you used is perfect! I also love the different textures!

    You’ve been featured for Functional Friday tomorrow!

    Thanks so much for stopping by to link up!


  11. 1.25.12

    How fun!!! You’ve inspired me! My mom gave me a bag full that need some… help! :)

  12. 1.25.12
    Theresa said:

    Wow! I love the texture of the burlap one! I can’t watit to try it.

  13. 1.25.12
    Is said:

    Hi Kim!
    Stopping by from Anything goes at Eye Heart Mondays. This orbs are really nice. I have some fabric so I’ll get some Styrofoam balls and totally try this!
    Thanks for sharing
    Greetings from Spain

  14. 1.25.12

    These turned out so great. Well done!!! Here’s an invitation to come link them up: . Our readers would love to find your work!

  15. 1.24.12

    So cute! These would be beautiful in so many different decors!

  16. 1.23.12

    Aah – mod podge, a girls best friend!
    Those are fantastic! :D

  17. 1.23.12
    Kristina said:

    Very pretty and eye-catching-I love what you can do with decoupage and fabric!

  18. 1.18.12
    Ashley said:

    Love these! Love the fabric too!!

  19. 1.17.12

    Quick, cheap and very pretty! My kind of craft :-)

  20. 1.17.12

    These look much better and easy to do.


  21. 1.17.12
    vanessa said:

    Hi, Kim

    I love the fabric you picked out they looks lovely!