Saturday, April 2, 2016

Easy DIY Yarn Eggs

Making these yarn eggs was fun but a bit messy too. 
I made them to display a bit of Easter decor at home since I love to celebrate all holidays but haven't done much since baby Toby arrived (I didn't decorate for St. Patrick's Day at all).
The nice thing about this craft is that you don't have to make oval shaped spheres (er, Easter Eggs). You can make round spheres for a Spring, Summer or Winter party... and they add a nice decorative touch to any soirée. Plus, they're easy to make.

You only need: scissors, yarn, balloons, glue & water.  

Blow up the balloons and set aside (I used small water balloons).
In a small bowl, mix one part glue with two parts water. For example, 1/2 cup of glue would be mixed with 1 cup of water.
Cut a long piece of string, enough to go around the balloon several times.
Soak the string inside the glue mix, then start wrapping around the balloon, creating fun designs around the circumference of the balloon. Repeat as many times as necessary to get the desired look.
Because of the element of water, this activity tends to get messy, so make sure you have a washcloth nearby to wipe the surface of your work area. 

When you reach the end of a string, apply glue to the end of the string and attach to another part of the wet string before continuing with the next piece. 
Find a place to hang your yarn creations so they can thoroughly dry (This usually takes a few hours, I dried them overnight with a clasp hanger).
You'll need the yarn to be completely dry before you proceed to the next step.
Once the yarn is dry, you'll notice it's a little stiff. At that point, use a sharp item, like a needle to pop the balloon.

Once the balloon is completely deflated, you can pull it out through one of the many orifices on the yarn sphere.
Then you can decorate the eggs by placing stickers on them or leave them plain for simplicity.


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