This DIY is so easy and so much fun! It is a great way to add some personal decor to your home. I have seen decor balls used as garland, in a decorative bowl, wall decor, and so many more creative ideas. These can cost a pretty penny already made. SOOO…I made DIY decor balls using glue and yarn. You only need a few supplies and some time. My kids LOVE this craft because it is messy and involves balloons! Here is the simple craft tutorial for decorative yarn balls.
- Small Balloons (I used water balloons)
- Yarn (I bought the inexpensive yarn from Walmart)
- Elmers Glue
- Wax Paper
- Containers for dipping
- Blow up balloons
- Mix glue and water in dipping containers. 1 part water 2 parts glue ratio. MIX WELL!
- Cut the yarn (This will depend on how big your balloons are and how much yarn you want to cover your ball. I suggest taking the dry yarn and wrapping it around the balloon to determine the length that you want. Use it as a guide to set the length of all pieces.)
Take your desired amount of yarn for one balloon.
Dip it in the glue mixture until soaked. It must be soaked in the mixture to work.
Tie one end of the yarn to the knot of the balloon to keep it from slipping.
In random directions, wrap your balloon.
Allow your balloon to sit overnight or until totally dry and stiff
Get creative and try different shapes, sizes and colors. Change them out for the season too.