I was walking through Pier One last month and I saw some ceramic decorative balls with letters and numbers on them. I liked them a lot, but they were expensive! They remind me of these from Ballard Designs.
I decided I could make them myself. I went and bought some unfinished wooden balls at Hobby Lobby.
I painted them white with craft paint as a base coat.
Then sprayed the balls with a few coats of spray paint.
I found some clear stamps at Michael's with the alphabet on them. They ended up being perfect for this. I stamped on each letter.
Each letter gets stamped for a total of 6 times. When they are dry, I used a clear finish to spray them with. Balls are round and hard to work with. Notice the trays? They are for Easter eggs! They were purchased at the Dollar Store and worked perfect!
Now, I need something to hold my balls...
I found some candle holders on clearance at Hobby Lobby. I also got the glass containers for half off.
I sprayed them with a glossy black, then glued the glass containers to them. Fill with balls and voila!