(Closed) Anyone know how to make these (NWR)

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 5
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

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.

Post # 7
4675 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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) 

Post # 9
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
4014 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Thanks ladies! Im bookmarking for my wedding! 🙂

Post # 12
9482 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve done something like this with starch/glue mixed with water. Wrapped around balloon and then popped balloon after dried.

Post # 13
1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’ve also heard you can wrap it around a ball (from target, walmart, etc). That will give you a rounder, less oblong shape.

Post # 14
2889 posts
Sugar bee

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.

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