DIY Decorative Yarn Balls


Introduction: DIY Decorative Yarn Balls

About: Hey, I'm Muhaimina! A crazy craft addict! Obsessed with swirls and polka dots... Love green craft and rustic home decors... and Instructables is pretty much my second home!

Looking for a simple fall decoration? Here's a not-so-quick but simple and cool yarn decor you can try out for this fall season.

Though it takes a day to make these colorful yarn decors but when you're done making them it'll feel great.

Check out the ible and give it a try.

Step 1: Materials Needed

To make these yarn balls you will need:

  1. Yarn,
  2. White glue
  3. Round balloon,
  4. Scissor,
  5. Flat tray,
  6. Paint brush.

Step 2: Glue the Yarn

Take a flat tray (at least 1 inch height),

Mix white glue and water (50:50) very well on the tray.

Soak the yarn into the water-glue mixture without cutting the yarn from the bundle.

Make sure to soak the yarn evenly in the water-glue mixture.

Step 3: Wrapping the Yarn

Blow up a small round shaped balloon.

Keep a paper or old newspaper to protect your craft space.

Start wrapping the glued yarn around the balloon randomly.

Cover the whole balloon evenly with the yarn and try to create a nice and even pattern.

Allow the glue to dry for at least a day.

Step 4: Popping the Balloon

After the glue dries make sure to free the yarn from the balloon by pushing the balloon on places where it is joined to the yarn, otherwise it will ruin the yarn ball after popping the balloon.

Finally, pop the balloon and take it out from the yarn ball.

Keep the yarn balls in sunlight for the next 2-3 hours.

These yarn balls look really decorative and make beautiful centerpieces. Perfect for fall decoration.




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    I have quite a few partial skeins of yarn that I couldn't bear to throw away. Now I know what to do with them.

    Thanks, great idea : )

    I liked ur little trick of soaking yarn inside the glue mixture. Will for sure give it a try sooner

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    Thank you so much Sabu! Would love to see yours!

    Awesome! I have seen these before and I didn't know that they could be made that tiny! Great craft for leftover yarn, and perfect for Easter (If you shape them like eggs:)

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    Thanks! Yes,it took me while to find small balloons. Egg shaped string sculpture sounds like a cool idea.

    Muhaiminah Faiz, I am always jealous of you as you make awesome stuff. I wish I had a daughter like you who appreciates my work and makes things awesome

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    Thank you so much sir! Your comment definitely made my day!

    Your works are way more awesome!

    My mother is making this stuff for 3 or 4 years. She is first wrapping balloon. Then soaking in water-glue mixture or just painting whole ball using pain brush. Doing this like that you dont need to worry about getting dirty.