Monday, November 01, 2010

Fall Centerpiece: Natural Bean Spheres

Fall Centerpiece: Natural Bean Spheres

I adore this time of year. The leaves are starting fall and I am beginning to feel the crisp in the air. It is time to switch out the haunted Halloween decor and opt in for cozy fall decorations.

What you'll need:
foam balls
mini glue gun
dried beans (pinto, black, kidney, etc)
craft knife/kitchen knife
piece of felt
tacky glue

Making bean covered spheres:

1. Starting in the middle of the ball, hot-glue beans to the ball, making sure to work in a straight line across the surface.

Making candle-holders:

1. Cut a slice off of a foam ball; this will provide a base for the candle-holder.

2. Set the ball on its newly cut base and check to make sure the base is stable. Hold the candle on top of the ball and trace around the outside of the candle. Cut around traced area until the center pops out. Push the candle into the hole.

3. Remove the candle and glue on beans. Place a piece of felt over the (bean-free) base of the ball. Cut around the felt until it fits over the base of the ball.

4. Using tacky glue, glue the felt down over the base. Felt will prevent the foam from possibly scratching a table surface. Stick pieces of cloves in spaces between beans to add fragrance. Place the candle in the candleholder.


  1. hi, to marvel, you were very good.. i like so much.. elegant and sophisticated.. very good

  2. What a great Fall project and one my 7yr old and I can do together. (he loves to craft)


  3. These work great for picture frames and mirrors too.Some flower seeds work well also.Thanks.


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