How to Make Cheap Twine Orbs




These are decorative balls which you can make for cheap, using household items.

Let's begin!

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Step 1: Gather Your Parts

You will need:


=>Wood glue

=>Twine (string)

=>Plastic cup and plate


[Optional] Led strips

[Optional] Spray paint

Step 2: Inflate the Balloons

First of all you need to inflate the balloons. Don't max them out, so they keep a circular and not oval shape.

Step 3: Cut the Twine

Now you need to cut the twine to at least 25 pieces with same length.

Step 4: Dip Them in Glue

Dip all the twine pieces in glue, wipe off the excess and let them on the plastic plate, so it's more convenient for you to work with.

Step 5: "Dress" the Balloon

Hang the balloon and start wraping it around with the twine. Let it dry overnight.

Step 6: Final Touches and Admiration

You can optionally glue a led light or strip inside the orb or even paint it with spray paint.

Finally, admire your masterpiece! Don't get disappointed if you don't get the perfect result with the first try, i didn't either (I was bored to clean off any excess glue).

Congrats for crafting your own cheap, stunning twine orb!!!

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    3 years ago

    I saw something similar with tiny LED lights on copper strips for a lot of $ at the craft store. But if you get the LED strips on sale (I got 5 ft long indoor/outdoor for $8 on sale) you could put them in the jute balls and make great decorations for little money!

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    Reply 3 years ago

    Great idea!!! Thanks for sharing it! I will make a second and more detailed instructable in a while and i will add this too as a recommendation. :)