Here is a note that may be important. I saw on one blog, that you should coat the balloon in petroleum jelly before wrapping the yarn around it. I decided to go with this method and it worked so I will probably use it each time. I only used a small amount and smeared it over balloon with my hands. (After I blew up the balloon!)
Next I made a mixture of children's craft glue and water. I didn't have enough glue so I used "Puzzle Saver" to mix in with it. The Puzzle Saver glue was very sticky! I think it might have been the secret to it working well!
I cut long strings of thin yarn I had on hand, dipped it in the glue mixture and wrapped it around the balloon. I wrapped some of the yarn vertical and others pieces horizontal. I just randomly put it on.
After drying for 12 hours I checked on it and...the glue did not stick to the balloon!
This was so exciting and it didn't require a lot of effort, time or money. Maybe I just lucked out but...if I can do it so can you!
|These are the items I used. This is messy so you will need newspaper.|
When it's hanging to dry, the glue will drip so be sure to put newspaper
under it. I used puzzle saver and all purpose glue.
|Bella carefully pushed around on the yarn to make|
sure it wasn't stuck to the balloon. It wasn't at all!
|Bella did the honors of bursting the balloon!|
We were nervous!
|So excited to have a perfect yarn sphere!|
|How cute will this be hanging up with lots of others!|