Monday, 30 July 2012

Great Balls Of Twine

Twine. I love twine. I have loads of twine. I am a twine addict.

And so I made these... decorative twine balls
I have seen them in Department Stores, adorning furniture, so I tried making my own.

Balloons, twine, PVA glue, paper clips and the garage washing line...
Oh and I forgot, patience too!

I applied the glue bit by bit. I found this the less messiest way.

As I wrapped the twine around the balloon, I wasn't convinced it would work, but I carried on regardless - hopeful that I would be proven wrong.
I was allowed access to my husband's garage (!) to hang them to dry, using the pegs to stop them sliding down the line.
I left them overnight and after bursting the balloons and pulling them out of the twine...

Voilà!
Considering I was unsure, I was quite pleased with the finished product
Think I may use the idea for some fairy light covers this Christmas ... watch this space 

36 comments :

  1. Awesome - I love them! How clever of you... they cost loads in shops

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  2. I love these! They worked out really well.
    Claire

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  3. Those look great! Love how simple (and messy!) they are to make!

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  4. Those came out really nice.

    I'm stopping by from the blog hop.

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  5. Great idea and look like fun to make :)

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  6. I've seen big ones on pinterest, but I think I like your smaller versions better!

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  7. LOVE these!!! I will be pinning.

    Hopped over from Trendy Treehouse!

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  8. Ahh I love this - not the typical sort of DIY crafts I see here in blogland yet so great! Thanks for linking up! Hope to see you next week!

    Rachel
    Wonderful Wednesday Co-Host

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  9. Such a neat idea and project! I will have to keep this in mind when we finish our basement and I need some decor:)

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  10. So cute! Great idea!

    come say hi at nichollvincent.blogspot.com, happy Wednesday!

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  11. Love this project! still on my to do list soon.
    JoAnn

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  12. Those look great!! I wish that I was crafty enough to do something like that! Stopping by from the GFC blog hop and am now your newest follower:) Hope you can come check out Crazy Mama Drama !
    http://crazy-mama-drama.blogspot.com/
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  13. This looks so cool. I always see those balls in the store but never want to pay for them. Now I can make my own!

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  14. I've seen those, too, but had no idea how to make them! They turned out really nice, I love the pic of them hanging with the balloons inside! Nice work, thanks for sharing!

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  15. I love how these look! And this is so much better than paying $20 each at the store!

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  16. These are awesome!! :) I've seen the concept done with other mediums, but I really like the look of the twine! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. These look great! Dyeing to try this out one day....

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  18. Clever. What do you plan to do with them. Cheers

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  19. I love these...twine is such a great way to add texture to a small space.Great job and now you have me wanting some, too. :))
    I am linking up to follow...come see me when you can.
    xo bj

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  20. love these! I am lame and would have never thought to use balloons and make them hollow. I would have wrapped a Styrofoam ball instead. Genius! Also-the way you dried them were super smart as well. I pretty much think that you are Einstein in the craft world.Pinning

    Have a happy weekend!

    Tausha
    sassystyleredesign.com

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  21. Those are cool. If I try them, I have to start of small. Love it!!

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  22. These are beautiful! I'm now following you via the blog hop and would love for you to stop by if you have a chance!

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  23. Participating in the GFC Blog Hop for the first time! I'm your newest follower. :)

    Kristina
    http://www.yomichaelmichael.com

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  24. These are great! Thanks for linkin up!!
    Kim@madeinaday

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  25. Gorgeous! I am going to pin these and have a ball of twine ready for the project already. Love this idea. thanks!

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  26. I am SO loving this! I have all the supplies, now I just need to find a minute to make these. Pinned! I'd love for you to share this at my link party. http://adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com/2012/08/terrific-tuesdays-27.html
    Rachel

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  27. These are gorgeous! I'm so looking forward to giving this a try.

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  28. These looks Fantastic! I tried to make them once but ran out of patience and ruined them! Yours are awesome..
    P.S. I have a surprise for you.. stop by my blog at http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  29. I am a new follower from the UNDER 300 link party. I am thrilled to DEATH that I found you! WOW! You do amazing work!

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  30. I've been wanting to do this forever! Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

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  31. Love these! I have to make some! Thanks so much for linking up to our Pinteresting Party!

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  32. Another great project from one of my fave bloggers! Thanks for sharing at our Pinteresting Link Party!

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  33. Love this! We sell similar at work but I never want to spend that kind of money on 'balls'. Now you've shown how to do it so easily and inexpensive!!
    Thanks for the tutorial!
    Saw you sharing at Adventures of a DIY Mom and I am now a new follower.
    Debbie :)

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  34. What a fun idea. They turned out great! I can't wait to try them.

    ~Becky

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