Learn how to make a string ball. A spectacular project that you can use for home and party decor.
Last year, we opted for a rustic theme Christmas tree. We only added four different ornaments: the gold-glittered deer (which we bought at Dollar Store), pinecones that we picked at the park, and the other two were DIY projects using strings.
And the other DIY ornament is the string ball, which I will show in this blog post.
What I love about this string ball is that you can use it on any occasion and even use it as home decor. You can go crazy big and make it as a lampshade or small string balls as an accent to your home.
You can also use different types of strings. If you want something rustic, then jute twine and white strings are the best options. And if you want something fun and colourful, then use a handful of different coloured yarns.
How to Make a String Ball
This project can be messy, so make sure to protect your working area.
Craft Glue or Elmer’s Glue
Yarn /Jute Twine / String
Inflate balloons in different sizes.
Mix about 1 cup of glue and 1/4 cup of water.
Cut strings with the length depending on how large your balloon is or how thick you want your string ball.
Dip string into the water and glue mixture, and strip out excess solution.
Start covering your balloon in different directions. Add more strings if you think you need more coverage.
Then hang the balloon and let it dry completely. Once it is completely dry, pop and remove the balloon.
(Optional) We added a mixture of Epsom Salt and iridescent glitter to get the snowflake effect for Christmas ornaments and finished it with trimmings.