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I love these! They look great hanging at different lengths in a corner of a room.
 
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Step 1: What You Will Need

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What You Will Need:

-1 Bottle of Elmer's Glue
-Corn Starch
-Water
-Measuring Cup
- 100% Cotton Yarn - White or Light in Color (Feel free to try any color you want. I chose a lighter color, because I wanted to spray paint mine)
-Fishing Line
-Balloons (preferably medium to large ones)

*If you are doing this project inside you will need a Dollar Store Shower Curtain to help with the mess!
This project will be a bit messy!


Optional:
Spray Paint to add color to yarn balls

Step 2: Lets Begin

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Start by hanging your balloons from the ceiling or on a rope tied between two chairs.

Make sure you do not inflate the balloon to its fullest capacity since you want the balls to be round and not oval.

However, if that is what you are into, go for it!!

Lay your Dollar Store Shower Curtain down. If you are outside you wont need a shower curtain 

**Tying a rope between two chairs and hanging the balloons from the rope works a lot easier since you will be making 4-6 small to medium yarn balls**

Vary the sizes of the balloons you are going to wrap.


Step 3: Now we will mix the paste

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Mix:
1/4 Cup of Water
1/2 Cup of Corn Starch
1 Bottle of Elmer's Glue

It should be runny, but not watery


Step 4: Dip Yarn in Paste

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Go back to your balloons.

Begin by getting the yarn wet in the paste.

You can do this by dipping your fingers in the paste and covering the yarn or dipping the yarn in the paste.

Wrap the balloon with the paste soaked yarn until you are satisfied with how it looks

Allow the Balloons to dry for 12 hours or overnight to make sure they are completely dry

Step 5: Pop Balloon

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Once the yarn balls are dry, pop the balloons and remove them from the yarn balls.

You will have something that looks like this.

Totally going to make these, but paint them in metalic colours and glow in the dark modge podge and put a black bacdrop in the corner with glow in the dark stars!!! By the way, I love the collage about the human spirit thats beside ur yarn balls!!

nathanphall10 months ago
Love these and think we may make some for when we get remarried next year, maybe hang them from trees or somewhere. Thank for the inspiration.
ltart11 months ago
I'm so doing these !
I will make it once I get yarn. Will it work with thread?
You could give it a shot! It will be very thin and more likely to break apart. I would hold off until you got some yarn, then you can save your thread. Thanks for checking out this tutorial!
Cool! I need to make one of these!
taria2 years ago
ooo those would make cool outside decorations, maybe some metallic spray paint, silver or those really cool metal red, blue and purple ones. (cause I do have those) I think i just might try this, I'm just wondering how well it will hold up to being outside with rain and such, how sturdy is that glue that you made?
HomemadeisBetter (author)  taria2 years ago
That's a good question. I have to say that I'm not sure.If you were to spray them with a clear coat it might give them protection against the elements. Worth a shot. I thought these would make great lawn ordainments too! Good Luck!
I will try that, i even got me some balloons last night :)
Ez-Kabob2 years ago
Ooh, that's super cool!