Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial... Jute Decorative Balls

Jute Balls

Today I am making a bunch of these cool jute balls.  I have seen them all over the place in potpourri, in old wooden bowls, in cool cloches, etc.  I also was thinking of making some with brightly colored leftover yarns for Easter Decorations for my Easter tree or to hang in windows.  

Okay, for this you will need:

Jute or Yarn of choice
Saran Wrap
Craft Glue

Okay, first blow up your balloons to the size you want your balls to be... I think doing both small and large is a good idea to get some variation.

Next, mix your glue with equal parts water.  I put my glue/water mixture into a 9 x 13 glass pan.  Cover your work space with the newspaper for protection. 

Now, cut a long piece of jute or yarn and place into your glue mixture and allow to soak for a few minutes, and then pull it out sort of squeezing the excess off. Now wind it around your balloon in random directions to give it a varied look.

Allow them to dry well on saran wrap.  When the tops feel dry to the touch, turn them over so that the whole things dries thoroughly.  Once completely dry, pop the balloon, and remove through the holes.

And voila, you are done! So, so simple, yet adorable! Don't you agree?

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jennifer768 said...

Very pretty!Thanks for the tutorial!Hugs,Jen

Carol Stuck said...

Hi Laura: Thanks for the tut! I love yours. I have made them before and they are lots of fun. you can also fill them with potpourri for something a little different.