Major League Baseball's season opener slid into homes on March 30th. We pay tribute to the national pastime with a favorite diversion of our own: making cool new stuff out of worn-out goods—and in this case, those are old baseballs.
Materials & Tools
3 baseballs or softballs (each flower requires 1 1/2 baseballs)
Decorative button or object for center
Hemp or heavy thread super glue
Awl or nail
Heavy-duty sewing needle
- Clip threads on ball, following seams. Pull skin to detach from center of ball, then remove thread remnants.
- Layer three skins, centering to make petals equal distance apart.
- Punch four holes in a square shape through the center of skins, going through all three layers. Sew skins together with hemp or heavy-duty thread.
- Attach decorative center with craft adhesive or super glue.
PHOTOS Heather Bullard
PRODUCER Sara Smith