Balloons aren't just for parties – they’re actually incredibly useful tools in a hell of a lot of craft and DIY projects. We got all nostalgic with this balloon technique and simply loved the wonderful memories it brought back from being so little and carefree back in school.
Step 1: What You’ll Need
• PVA glue (e.g. Elmer’s white glue) • White cotton thread • A needle • Five balloons • Snowman decorations
Blow up three balloons in increasing size for all three main body parts. Then blow up the last two balloons for the hands – they should be the smallest of all and of equal size.
Thread the needle and pierce through the
glue bottle so that the thread comes out the other side covered in glue. Get rid of the needle, and wrap all your balloons with the glued thread. Leave to dry for a day.
Pop the balloons to reveal your five perfect thread balls! Assemble them on top of each other and glue them in place – for some extra stability, you may need to create a gentle dent so that the parts fit into each other rather than merely sit on top of each other.
Decorate your jolly snowman as you wish; thread for the mouth, googly eyes, craft clay for the nose, and a scarf, buttons or whatever else.
Once Christmas is over, dismantle your snowman and the turn the parts into stylish lamps or pendant lights!
Looking for more creative projects to do during the holidays? Have a look at DIY&Crafts for some great DIY inspiration. If you’re in desperate need of an ingenious homemade gift, a quick and easy dessert recipe or a last-minute festive table or home decoration, we’ve got the tutorials that anyone can follow!