I thought I could make a version of this easily enough so I went to Walmart (the only store in town that carries beads) the next day for supplies. I was really disappointed by their bead selection. They had some that would work, but at $4.25 per strand they just wouldn't work with my budget. So, I went to Dollar Tree to see if they had anything I could use. I was getting frustrated because I couldn't find anything but just as I was about to leave I saw these
I figured I could make them work so I bought 4 packages and headed home. I decided to glitter the balls by using Mod Podge and some glitter I already had.
I wasn't going to pay for branches so I sent my husband on a hunt for a branch or two. He brought a couple home which I spray painted black. Once dry, I put them in a glass vase with some black river rocks I already had here. The end result:
Sorry about the lighting....my camera batteries died shortly after I took these so I didn't have a chance to get better pics.
.I think it turned out pretty well. It's not exactly like the inspiration picture but for $4 worth of supplies I can't really complain!
and The Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday