Wedding DIY: Twine Decor!
This DIY project is easy and fun, plus the result is super cute! You can use these “whirly balls” as chandeliers, in place of flowers as your centerpieces, or added to your home decor. WARNING: It can be a little messy so make sure you do the project outdoors or use a tarp if you choose to create these indoors.
What you’ll need to make these accessories:
- Big balloons
- Cotton yarn
- 4 oz. White school glue
- 1/2 cup of Corn starch
- 1/4 cup of Warm water
- Something to stir with
- Petroleum jelly
- Clear fast drying spray paint
- Hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product)
- Container for mixing
1. Blow up a balloon -it will work better if the balloon is rounder. We’ve also heard that an exercise ball works great if you want a huge globe!
2. After the balloon is inflated to it’s desired size draw a circle with the sharpie around the balloon knot just large enough to accommodate whatever lighting method you choose. Note: If you are just wanting to hang the balls or use them in a vase then you don’t need to leave a hole at all!
3. You will need to prepare your work area by laying down a tarp. A shower curtain can be hung between two chairs and suspended the balloons by it with string so there is plenty of working room.
4. Mix corn starch, glue and warm water together until it’s not lumpy.
5. Smear the petroleum jelly all over your balloon until it is completely coated. Note: This is messy so you can use rubber gloves if you’d like!
6. Besides sharing in good company, it will go much faster if you have a friend help you with this. One of you begin feeding the yarn through the glue mix and handing it off to the other person to drape around the ball.
7. Tuck the start and end pieces of yarn beneath other pieces of yarn. Begin wrapping the yarn around the balloon vertically at a comfortable tightness, and gradually switch to wrapping horizontally.
8. After your ball has dried for 24 hours, you can pop the balloon! Use a chopstick to knock out any glue crystals that developed between strings.
9. Spray the ball with clear fast drying spray paint outdoors.
Credits: Wednesday Blog