Thursday, January 12, 2012

yarn balloons

Today has been a pretty quiet day around the house.  This morning the girls took a bath and then they went down to their grandma's house.

I got my work done, made the beds, washed the dishes, watched one of my shows, ate lunch, and then didn't know what else to do.  So, onward to the internet.  I hopped on Pinterest to see if there were any fun things I could make or bake.

Since we are getting ready to paint the girls' room, I figured making some sort of decoration might be appropriate.  So, I saw that I had pinned these yarn-type balloons a while back and, having all the supplies, figured I could whip some up.

Let me just say that starting the yarn around the balloon is not the easiest.  It isn't hard either.  But, the balloon is so smooth and slippery with the watered down glue that you have to convince the yarn to stay in place.

Once you get it started, it isn't horrible to place the yarn.  I just cut long strips of yarn, probably 20 feet or more each, and dipped in the glue mixture, ran the yarn between my fingers when pulling it out of the glue to rid the excess amount of glue, and then started to roll the balloon while wrapping the yarn around it.

After I found my little tricks doing the first one, the second one was a bit easier, now that I knew how to get it going a bit.  I only had so much glue, so I only was able to make two.  A trip to the store will cure that.

I am curious to see how they will set.  The pink one is sort of dry and it doesn't seem that firm.  When I pop that balloon, all will be known.


Tara said...

I can't wait to see the final product! Those are gonna be cute! You are my Pinterest hero!

julie said...

I've always wanted to try this! I'm excited to see how they'll turn out.

Stephanie G said...

I have these pinned to my pinterest board and haven't yet done them so, I can't wait to see how they come out! You are very crafty!!!

Valarie said...

They turned out wonderfully! I need to get some more glue and different color yarn so I can make more! This is definitely decorating on the cheap!

Leslie Limon said...

I've always wanted to make twine balls, but was too afraid to try. Now that I know it really works, I will be making these very soon! :)

Can't wait to see what you're going to do with the girls' room.

rubireyes said...

Very cool Martha, uh I mean Valarie. I'm looking forward to seeeing how the girls room looks when it is finished.