DIY Decorative Twine Balls

January 18, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Wordpress Help

Make your own Decorative Twine Ball

I saw this craft idea on The Nate Berkus Show last week and decided to give it a try. Here are all the things that you need:

The project is a bit messy but it is just white glue so it cleans up easily.



~Ball of Twine or Jute or String

~White Glue mixed with equal parts Water

~A bowl or plate to hold the Glue

I mixed the glue and water with a whisk. Then I cut off a large piece of string- I didn’t measure- I prefer trial and error to actual mathematical calculations!

I dropped the twine into the glue and water and let it soak for a minute or two.

Then comes the messy part. I used a plastic cutting board to contain the drips and started wrapping the wet twine all over the balloon. The twine tended to slip and slide but I kept wrapping it and tried to cover the balloon evenly.

I set it down on the cutting board and let is dry a bit. I picked it up and cleaned the glue off the cutting board several times. Once it had stopped dripping I set it on a glass overnight so it would continue to harden.

In the morning- I broke the balloon and was left with this ball. Okay so now what? You may be asking. Good question!

These can be stacked in a wooden bowl or on a tray. They can be covered in glitter or painted. Make a variety of sizes and use them as sculptures or hang them like paper lanterns or use them in your Wedding Centrepieces.

The same technique would work with lace, string, jute, raffia, yarn or thread. Experiment with different materials and stack them all together for an interesting look.

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