Post # 1
Following the instructions from this site:
I did a first attempt on Sunday and after coming home from work yesterday and popping balloons I realized I had successfully done it! This one wasn’t too hard, definitely messy and now after seeing the end result I can’t wait to make 100 or so more!
Need to find a big spool of the string rather than the little ones I found at Zellers. One roll got me through what you see here:
I thought they looked a little bare and needed ore string when they were on the balloons, but seeing them as is now I do love them. Will find round balloons for the next round as well. Regular balloons were ok, but for the larger sizes, having round ones will make me happier with the results!
I have a bunch of girlfriends who want to make a Friday night get together and get these done, but I wanted to get a handle on them on my own first, glad I did. One friend wants them for her wedding after mine, another wants them after that (some of them!) to decorate with in her home!
Post # 4
These are cool!
How will you be using them in the wedding?
Post # 5
They are so cute! I might try to do a few to hang amongst my chinese lanterns…just to add some more texture.
Post # 6
Two ways! Big ones/various sized ones hanging from the barn rafters. Then small ones will be used (glued together in three’s) and placed on the barnboard runners I will have down the middle our rectangular tables! They will sort of be centre pieces. I have a combo of votive candles, these and small flower arrangements down the barnboard through the middle of the table!
Post # 7
Those are fabulous! I was going to try and make those but ended up doing tissue paper pomanders and vine balls instead. Great job!
Post # 8
WOW! I love these. I wanted to try and make these myself, but I just don’t have the time or patience for another project. Congrats!
Post # 10
I LOVE string balls. I really wanted to do some after seeing them on the blog, but I ran out of time. 🙁 Yours turned out really good!
Post # 12
I love them! We are planning to do some but I am having trouble figuring out how many I need. A big hall with steep ceilings (like a barn).
Can you tell me quickly how you did them? Did you cover the balloons in Vaseline? I heard you have to use an anti-stick thing but wondering if “spray pam” hahahah would work.
Any tips for success? How did you dry them?
Post # 13
Do you just use that regular white string on a roll that you see everywhere? I heard some people spray paint them a colour as well if that is what you are looking for. Good idea!
Post # 13
Love them! I’ve thought about doing these as well. Our venue already has a few Japanese lanterns hanging around the perimeter (our reception will be on a terrace), and I think these could look nice spaced inbetween. Great job!
Post # 14
Those are so great! And I love how you’re using them! so neat!
Post # 15
Those look so good! I made some too and they were quite a bit of work but I love them! The tutorial that I read also said that you can spray paint them different colors not that they’re secure also!