Maybe a little closer........
See it now? Yes!! They are cotton swabs! 3,250 of them to be precise.
It only took us three hours to make 12 "alliums", from snipping off one end of the cotton swab (Can you say, "Blister!"), dipping them in glue, poking them into a styrofoam ball and rolling them in paint.
Totally worth every minute!! Totally.