Introduction: DIY Faux Yarn Balls

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Make your own mini faux yarn balls with scrap yarn! I'm always looking for cool ways to use up my scrap yarn – ways that aren’t stupid or wasteful. This may fall somewhere between the two, actually, but that’s okay. Pile them in a pretty bowl or tin, string them on twine, or hang them from a mobile for cool yarn artwork!

You’ll need:

-Mini styrofoam balls

-Scrap yarn

-Glue gun

Step 1: Begin Gluing

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Glue the end of your first yarn color to a Styrofoam ball. Begin wrapping the yarn around the ball carefully, not too tightly, but not so loosely that it looks bunchy and awkward.

Step 2: Continue Wrapping and Gluing

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Continue wrapping, making sure to add little dots of glue every now and then to secure the yarn. Keep wrapping until the Styrofoam ball is covered, and continue to wrap until the ball is as large as you want it.

Step 3: Finish

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Trim any stringy bits of hot glue and admire your handiwork! Like I said, these look really cute piled in a tin or basket, and I can definitely see them strung on some twine for a fun garland. You could even make Christmas ornaments with these for the knitting lovers in your life! Have fun.

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pennakate (author)2016-11-28

This looks like a fun project! I'm guessing ping pong balls would work as well. I think your garland and Christmas ornament ideas are great.

Nice job on the Instructable!

melmaria (author)pennakate2016-11-29

Thank you!

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Bio: Library assistant by day, fiber artist and obsessed creative by night. I have too much yarn and zero time. Oh, I'm also a marketing ...
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