Glitter Twine Ball Ornaments! by Chelsey Malone - Musely
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Glitter Twine Ball Ornaments!

posted in Home & Garden
12/05/2015
  • Blow up a balloon. Now, I found that if I went too small, my balloons were more ovular than circular. So, I ended up with balloons that had a circumference of between 11″ and 12″.
    Wrap balloon in cling wrap.

    I figured cling wrap would be less likely to stick to the Mod Podge than the balloon…but this may not be a necessary step. UPDATE: This is a necessary step; I tried it without the cling wrap, and while the balloon detached from the twine eventually, the dried excess Mod Podge detached from the balloon, as well, leaving an ugly webbing in the nooks and crannies. Don’t skip this step!

  • Wrap jute twine around the balloon. To get started I just taped the jute to the base of the balloon. You’ll want to keep the string pretty taught against the balloon as you wrap or it will easily unravel.

    When you feel like you’ve sufficiently wrapped your balloon, remove that piece of tape and either tuck the ends under some other twine or hot glue the two ends of your twine together.

  • Douse your twine-wrapped balloon in Glitter Mod Podge. Now, one lesson I learned last year with my Tree Topper was that saturating the twine in 100% pure Mod Podge is a bit overkill. We’re not trying to fossilize it!

    So, this time around, I watered down my Glitter Mod Podge to a more soupy consistency, 1 part water to 2 parts Mod Podge. I mixed it up in a wide plastic cup and just dropped my twine-wrapped balloon right down in it – – spun it around a few times until every section of the twine had been doused in the mixture.

  • Let it dry! I used the same drying method from my last go-around, which worked really well. I hooked a wire ornament hanger through one of the pieces of twine and suspended the balloons from the bottom of one of our IKEA baskets to dry overnight.

    However this time, I was sure to lay down some plastic to catch the drips! Unless of course you want to Glitter Mod Podge your floor, which you might.

  • Pop the balloon. This is the fun part! (Unless of course your balloons deflate on their own overnight…which a few of mine did! And then, it’s a bit anti-climactic.)

    Once the twine is completely dry, pop the balloon and carefully remove it along with the cling wrap through the widest opening. You may also have to pick out some bits of cling wrap that got extra…well…clingy. (As they are apt to do.)



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  • DIY source: thinkingcloset.com

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