I love these, and so does everyone else! We’ve had them up in our studio for quite a while so I just thought I’d share how to make them!
What you’ll need:
First, make sure you have a good container to mix your water, cornstarch, & glue in. I just used a small bowl, remember, a little goes a long way! I didn’t do exact measurements of each product, I just kept mixing and adding them as I needed to. You can start wrapping the yarn around the balloon once you get a good thick paste.
Next (and yes, it will get messy), after you cover your yarn in the glue mixture, start wrapping the balloon. I made it really random imperfect, I really like the way the messy ones look.
After you’re done wrapping the balloon you have to let it dry for about 24 hours. Once it’s all dry just pop the balloon and hang it with some fishing line! It’s such a cute thing to place in the corner of your room or office.
EDIT: One thing I did forget was covering my balloon in Vaseline before I started wrapping the yarn. You don’t HAVE to do this step, but it makes it easier to get the balloon out of the yarn sculpture after you pop it.
The weather is cooling down, so it’s the perfect chance to get out and have a nice picnic, and while you’re at it, collect some small twigs and try out this DIY!
Do you ever want to fill the air with something delicate, just have something drifting back and forth freely in a little space in your home, desk space, or backyard? I find it relaxing watching something move gently in the air; it’s peaceful and helps create a peaceful mind.
I’ve been looking for ways to redo our window display, I needed to add some color to brighten it up and make it noticeable from outside. – just little delicate touches that won’t take away from the actual pieces in the window. So, I decided to have go using twigs, acrylic paints, and glitter.
What you need:
A hot glue gun
Acrylic paints of your choice
A paint brush
A bunch of slim but sturdy twigs
First cut a six small-length twigs and then six large-length twigs. Then start painting the twigs with your choice of color, I left some twigs bare and I didn’t paint the others perfectly. I think it looks great to show a bit of the natural element. And don’t forget to put glitter on at least 2 using some sort of spray adhesive – it catches the light nicely.
Once you have all your twigs painted, lay them out. I painted more than I needed in case of any mistakes. Then play around with what colors you like next to each other before you start gluing.
With a hot glue gun, start gluing the small twigs together to make a triangle and then glue the six large ones together to make a diamond.
With clear fishing line, attach the small triangle to the diamond leaving some space between both. Then attach more clear fishing line to the top of the diamond to hang. I made quite a few, and spaced them all out pretty randomly.