Pepper Baubles


  • 6" Styrofoam sphere
  • Corn husks (tamale wrappers)
  • Pepper plant
  • Open weave burlap
  • Decorative tie
  • Serrated knife
  • 3" round cookie cutter
  • Ice scream scoop
  • Straight pins
  • Scissors


  1. Slice 1 inch off of the bottom of the Styrofoam sphere.

  2. Stand the sphere on the work surface and press cookie cutter into the top, making sure to keep it as centered as possible.

  3. Remove the cookie cutter and scoop out a 3" deep hole with the ice cream scoop.

  4. Lay a 2" wide corn husk against the sphere and secure with stick pins. Repeat until entire sphere is covered. Place pins in every inch or so.

  5. Tuck the ends of the corn husks into the hole of ball and secure with pins. (Trim before if necessary)

  6. Pin a second layer of husks, allowing the pointy side of the husk to rise above the hole. Work your way around until your sphere looks like an onion.

  7. Remove your pepper plant from the pot and trim the soil down so that the root ball is somewhere between golf and base ball size.

  8. Cut a square of burlap and wrap burlap tightly around the plant's soil.

  9. Tie with your decorative tie and press into the hole of the sphere.