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Looking to make the ball of yarn “things” for my baby shower… Anyone know how to? I first figured they were just balls of yarn, but you can see through the green one like it is hollow?… that confused me. lol
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I had bigger ones for my table centerpieces at the wedding. My friend made them. I think this is a tutorial, but not sure.
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Looks like you’d need to use some kind of material to make the string more rigid & coil it as it’s drying. My guess would be you could blow a balloon to the right size, wrap the string around, pop the balloon & then remove it to have that nice round shape while leaving it hollow.
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@SleepingWithNuns: Turns out my intuition was correct! 😛
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I’ve made something similar for lights. for larger balls you need to wrap the yarn around a ballon and use either a starch or glue/ water mixture to stiffen the yarn. When I did this I found it worked best to do a layer of the yarn then brush a heavy layer of yarn, wrap more yarn around and keep on doing this untill you have achieved the amount of yarn. here is a tutorial. http://www.instructables.com/id/String-Pendant-Lamp/. IT is almost the same thing except you want to get a thicker yarn/stirng and get a small balloon or find something else that can be removed or is invisible ( I think people have used clear glass christmas balls)
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@MrsRugbee: good job! I never thought of that!
Thanks ladies… looks easy enough =)
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Heres a site with pictures and instructions. They use a mixture of elmers glue & water instead of flour & water, so the yarn ball can be permanent.
Have fun making these!!!!!
Post # 10
Thanks ladies! Im bookmarking for my wedding! 🙂
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I’ve done something like this with starch/glue mixed with water. Wrapped around balloon and then popped balloon after dried.
Post # 13
I’ve also heard you can wrap it around a ball (from target, walmart, etc). That will give you a rounder, less oblong shape.
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I’m pretty sure it was Mrs. Ferriswheel who did a good post on making these around small baloons. It sounded super easy, glue, yarn and baloons. She even had a drying system to help keep them round.