Back to the yarn balls.
Would you like to see my first attempt at creating a yarn ball? I have to show you my failed results, because it was just pathetic.
A big 'ol heaping pile of tangled, stiff yarn. *insert sad face here* I was determined, though, I was going to make this work!
I perused Pinterest (does anyone else use this site like google images now? I search for just about everything there!) for other yarn ball pins and found this blog post with a tutorial from Wednesday Custom Design. There are many, many tutorials out there in blog land but this one was pretty detailed so I gave it a try.
**Side Note** The Wednesday Custom Design blog is full of inspiration for DIY, weddings, etc. I think after finding this tutorial I spent an hour straight browsing!
So, here's how I did it.
(I forgot to take a photo of the finished purple yarn ball)
I must reiterate - DO NOT POP THE BALLOON UNTIL IT'S COMPLETELY DRY! You remember my failed attempt above? I'm impatient, you see, and that's what happens when you just *have* to see what happens when the balloon pops. Also, I must add, I didn't use petroleum jelly on my first - failed - attempt and the glue/yarn stuck to the balloon. When the balloon deflated, so did the yarn. Moral of the story? Use petroleum jelly! It's messy and feels soooo gross, but do it.
Stay tuned for part two of the Yarn Ball tutorial. Next up: Let's pop some balloons!