Crafts keep me up at night. I lay in bed and occasionally I come up with a good idea. This may be one of them - yarn snowballs.
You will need:
- Cotton yarn, I tried acrylic but they didn't get hard enough
- Balloons, I used the smallest ones I could find
- Elmer's Glue
- Clothes hanger
- Needle and thread
- Spray acrylic
Step 1: Blow up balloons. I put too much air in some of mine and the end result is a yarn ball that looks like a balloon.
Step 2: Cover balloon in a thin layer of Vaseline. This isn't as messy as I thought it would be and my Little Man was able to help out with this step.
Step 3: Soak yarn in a water and glue mixture. I did 75% glue / 25% water. I used about 6 yards for one small balloon but think if I make these again I will try about 9 to 10 yards.
Step 5: Once balloon is dry, pop balloon and gingerly pull it out. I then threaded a piece of the matching yarn through the ball and sprayed it with some clear spray acrylic. This really smells so please do it outside.
Step 6: Place yarn ball in bag and go crazy with the glitter.
Step 7: Pull yarn ball out and admire your handy work. Hang in desired spot. They will still stink but by this time you might be enjoying that part.
Here is my original acrylic yarn test. Too soft, but looks nice here on this light fixture.