Are you suffering from the Monday blues? Here’s a burst of sunshine to help you get through the first day of the week. The craspedia, aka billy balls and billy buttons or what HK florists say, fish balls. Rarely seen or used in Hong Kong weddings, they’re the perfect flowers to brighten any wedding. A cute pop of yellow, they look like little balloons flying in the sky when used as a table centrepiece or remind you of a giant pom pom when bunched together. They may not be the trend du jour but who said they go out of date? Craspedias are so durable, they can last up to one month and if you can’t get enough of these adorable round balls, have them made out of felt so you can keep them for as long as you like. Most importantly, they’ll make you want to smile.
p.s. If you didn’t know already, they’ve become my favourite flower. Check out my wedding flowers from last year!
Where to buy fresh Billy Balls?
Brighten Flower Shop (I’ve bought them from here before) – No. 18 Fa Yuen Road, Prince Edward, Hong Kong | +
DIY Felt Billy Balls Tutorial:
Thanks to Dans Le Townhouse for this awesome tutorial! I’ll have to get my hand on some felt to give this DIY project a go!