I have a new favorite flower (husband take note!). Lately, I’ve been seeing these adorable round yellow balls in flower arrangements, however never knew their name. Thanks to Jen Kim, a new blogger friend I met at Alt NYC, I learned they are in fact called (wait for it, this has to be the cutest name for a flower ever) – Billy Balls! Their technical name is Craspedia. Jen used the flowers as an accent in some of her recent flower arrangements and I fell instantly in love. I called a nearby florist and as luck would have it, the shop’s flower delivery person was coming that day and could drop some off at the store for me! 🙂
Although I’ve mostly seen them used as an accent in floral arrangements, they look quite whimsical on their own. I just love when they are tucked into thin neck vase, which is why I arranged my five specimens in a blue glass bottle I bought at a local rummage sale for just 25 cents.
Now as much as I love them, Billy Balls drop yellow pollen everywhere! Which is why I am considering DIYing some using these great tutorials:
- DIY Felt Craspedia – Design Sponge
- DIY Felt Craspedia Billy Balls – The Mother Huddle
- Felt Billy Balls – Dream Green DIY
Have you ever bought Billy Balls? Do you think they’re cute or kinda silly?