Friday, April 15, 2011

Twine Ball Yarn Eggs

The kids have been off all week for spring break, so I've been a bit slow answering e-mails and haven't really done much on the crafting front.  Things'll be back to normal by Monday.  One thing that we did do this week was these Yarn Ball eggs.

I finally put away the pine cones and cinnamon sticks that have been sitting in this large bowl for months(the pumpkin scent warmer and fall leaves had been put away for winter, but the pine cones and cinnamon remained.)

After wiping it out and setting it back on my coffee table, it was looking a bit empty.  I wanted a twist on the classic twine ball and came up with these yarn eggs.  I started by grabbing some water balloons from the boredom drawer.  Water balloons are perfect for this project because they're small and egg shaped.

Blow up your balloons and tie them off.  Ever have a tough time tying a balloon?  Here's a tip: if you wrap the end around 2 of your fingers, you can pass the tail between them and pull it through.

Mix up white glue & water in a 1:1 ratio.

Cut off several yards of yarn(I used some fun Easter-y colors.)

Dunk the yarn in the glue, and squeezing out the excess, start wrapping your balloons.

Continue wrapping the balloon until you're happy with the amount of yarn you've used.

When all the balloons have been wrapped, lay them out to dry.  You can set them on top of plastic cups or just lay them on a glass or plastic surface.  I had an extra sheet of glass.  Make sure to turn them every now and again.  The glue will pool on the one side of the yarn egg.

When the yarn is completely dry, prick the balloons with a pin.

The balloons will deflate and you can remove them through the side of the egg.

Thanks for popping in and crafting with me.  I'm linking this up to Decor to Adore's Spring Linky Party.
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13 comments:

  1. These are really clever and so effective

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  2. Those are cute! I bet the kids had fun doing that. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Absolutely cute! Break out the glue here!

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  4. I absolutely adore this project! I am hosting a Springtime Craft and Project linky party today and I would love it if you would particpate.

    There is a giveaway involved. :)

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  5. This is a great project for the kids! Very cute. Tks for sharing ;)

    Hope things are getting back to normal after SB.

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  6. They look cute and colorful with the balloons still in them, too!

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  7. Love this, what a great idea!

    I finally posted the features from my linky party and you can come grab a button if you like!

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  8. This is so cute! I need to try it out with my son. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Great idea and they came out so charming! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  10. These are so cute! Great idea!!!

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  11. I've always wanted to try this craft! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. You were featured over at Today's Top 20! Woot Woot!

    Amanda
    www.todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

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