Post # 1
So im trying to make these beautiful balls i found online and i following the directions that i found on another brides blog (well kinda) and i set my balls outside to dry last night and woke up this morning and they collasped!! im so upset because this is a cheap and easy (or so i thought) way to make my centerpeices pop and im determined to to make these!!!
here are some reason why i think my balls were an epic fail:
-it rained last night and they prob got wet
-i didnt but vaseline on my balloons so as the balloons deflated so did my balls
-i sprayed the spray glue on while the strings where still wrapped around the balloons.
I am going to attempt the balls again tomorrow but i need some advice on what i should do so that this doesnt happend again! I am determined to make these balls if it kills!!!! HELP BEES!!
Post # 3
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
I definitely think you should follow the directions exactly.
Post # 5
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
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
@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 # 8
Manda Mack has a really good tutorial on her wedzilla blog. http://blog.weddzilla.com/topics/diy/diy-guide-string-pomander-balls/
I would also try drying them inside, when the demperature drops your balloons could be shrinking causing your sphere balls to cave in.
Post # 9
@MrsStrawberry24: I love this inspiration! So cute! I hope your next batch works out.
Post # 10
thank you ladies so much!! im going to attempt again tomorrow!!! Everyone thats trying i wish you luck!!!
Post # 11
What type of string or yarn are you all using?
Post # 12
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 # 13
@MrsKubes13: i went to micheals and this lady sugested i ussed a thin cotton yarn…honetsly they would have came out perfect had they not collasped!
my BFF and i are attempted again tonight! wish me luck!!!!
Post # 14
- 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
Hey, I was wondering if you have an update for us! How did the second try go?
Post # 16
I hope you get them to work! I love it!