(Closed) My DIY Sphere balls keep collapsing!!

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think all 3 of those things contributed to what make your balls collapse. Try doing it in a dry environment, and follow all the steps accordingly. There was a post on here where a few bee’s did them and they turned out great. I love the inspiration pic too!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I definitely think you should follow the directions exactly. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I soooo wish I could find the directions I used to make the ones I did a couple years ago.  I think I used glue and no vasaline, but I can’t remember how!!! ARGH!!!

Definitely keep them in a dry place.  If necessary, put them in your bathroom (or somewhere that’s dry and won’t be constantly bumped…).

The inspiration pic is really cute, btw!!!!  

Ohhhhhh…. and I’m not sure if this is helpful, but I had hung out my balloons I was experimenting with outside in 90 degree weather and after a few days, the balloons deflated completely.  So, be careful about that, too.  My guess is, exremem heat will cause that to happen.  (It wasn’t just ONE balloon, but THREE!!!!) First time I’d ever put them in such heat, and first time I’ve had balloon deflate so quickly on their own! 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We talked about them here…

string sphere yarn ball decor

 

As far as I know you shouldn’t use Vaseline and the yarn should be already dipped in the glue (remove any access). I will be attempting my first batch next week. Good luck.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsStrawberry24: LOL! I just realized that you were apart of that thread! I will let you know how it turns out for me…please do the same. I’m with you on making these work…

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@MrsStrawberry24: I love this inspiration! So cute! I hope your next batch works out.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

What type of string or yarn are you all using?

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I made some of these too but I must have followed different instructions. We blew up the balloons, fed the string through a mix of glue, cornstarch and water, and thennn wrapped them around the balloons. We did put vaseline on the balloons also. Then we hung them up and within 24 hours they were perfect and they have held up really well! They’re really sturdy. The directions I used are the same ones that Miss Oatmeal used.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church / Rosebank Winery

i LOVE LOVE LOVE these.  We are going to attempt to create super big ones to hang from the ceiling (instead of Japanese lanterns or something like that).  I just ordered punching balloons to have them extra big.  This is a great thread to read everyone’s tips!  Can’t wait to see how they turn out @princesspretti24! 

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Hey, I was wondering if you have an update for us! How did the second try go?

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I hope you get them to work! I love it!

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