Patriotic Decorative String Balls

3 Materials
$5
30 Minutes
Easy

Learn how to make decorative string balls. They are perfect for any patriotic holidays, such as Memorial Day or the Fourth of July. You can customize them for any occasion, including birthdays and weddings! Just pick different colors. |patriotic | patriotic crafts | fourth of july | Fourth of July crafts | 4th of july


Here is a link to my original blogpost, which has more pictures, a materials list and a video tutorial: https://craftklatchwithmona.blogspot.com/2012/05/patriotic-decorative-string-balls.html

patriotic decorative string balls

Gather your materials, which include string or embroidery floss, balloons and liquid starch.

patriotic decorative string balls

Here is a finer string.

patriotic decorative string balls

Here is the embroidery floss. Either will work well.

patriotic decorative string balls

You want to unwind the string, as you put it into the starch. If you just put it in in a clump, it will get all knotted up.

patriotic decorative string balls

Once the string has soaked a little, you can start winding it around the balloon. 

patriotic decorative string balls
patriotic decorative string balls

Once you have them full, you can put them on a glass, or hang them from the balloon to dry.

patriotic decorative string balls

Once they are dry, you can pop the balloons.

patriotic decorative string balls
patriotic decorative string balls

Then, you can gently pull out the balloon.

patriotic decorative string balls

I hope you like it as much as I do!

patriotic decorative string balls

Here is a link to my original blogpost, which has more pictures, a materials list and a video tutorial: https://craftklatchwithmona.blogspot.com/2012/05/patriotic-decorative-string-balls.html

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