Introduction: Hanging Yarn Ball Art

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I love these! They look great hanging at different lengths in a corner of a room.

Step 1: What You Will Need

What You Will Need:

-1 Bottle of Elmer's Glue
-Corn Starch
-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!

Spray Paint to add color to yarn balls

Step 2: Lets Begin

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

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

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

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

You will have something that looks like this.

Step 6: Spray Paint the Yarn Balls

You are finished... unless you would like to add a little color to your art!

I took mine outside and spray painted them!

Find some sticks and push them into the ground.

Hang your yarn balls from them and spray away.

These would make pretty sweet lawn art!


Once they are dry, hang them from the ceiling in your house using fishing line and tacks.


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Happy Crafting!!