Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bean balls. Yes, bean balls.

On one of my many insomniac nights I stumbled on this website that got my attention. With great blogs like that I can skip through the instructional text and just jump right to the pictures. In a nut shell, Creek Bed Threads was telling me I can go from this:
to this:

with beans and a hot glue gun. Seems simple enough, so I decided to give it a try. I went out and bought a styrofoam ball and some white beans and on another insomniac night I began the tedious job of glueing beans onto a styrofoam ball:
At that point, I realized it was going to be quite the commitment to glue all those little beans onto the big styrofoam ball. I started a movie and got to work. One hour into it, I almost quit. I was a little discouraged, not only did it take me one hour to do a so little, but it was also looking a bit shabby:

I wasn't sleepy yet, so I decided to keep going. Two hours later:

And then I thought: Did I really just spend TWO hours hot glueing beans on a styrofoam ball?? I wasn't even done. I decided that it was not ok to be awake hot glueing white beans on styrofoam for longer than two hours (fine I did it for three, but no longer than that, honest!). But I did note that it was starting to look ok.
The next day Leah came over and was quite fascinated by the whole thing, she took over the task of finishing the ball....
Not bad...a couple more different sizes, different beans, and I've got a centerpiece. Why do things like this make me happy? I'm such a dork.

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