Today’s DIY is a fun and easy project that requires little supplies and results in some seriously adorable decorations that you can use in your home, for a party, or in our case, to make our office space prettier! I’ve seen these string balls before and it was so much fun to finally make them – it’s a little addicting, too, once you start making them it’s hard to stop! We like to call them “thought bubbles” that hang delicately in our workspace :)
What you need: string, balloons, Elmer’s glue and a jar or container of some sort. We re-used an empty plastic cup with a lid and it did the trick just fine. If possible, get different shapes and sizes of balloons to make your collection of thought bubbles more varied and interesting! I also got some really pretty colorful string to use.
Blow up a balloon and hang it from something that will allow it to dangle. This will make it much easier when you’re wrapping the string around it. Also, we didn’t do this but it will make the process much easier if you coat the balloon with Vaseline first – that way the glue-covered string will not stick to the balloon when you eventually pop it. You can still do it without Vaseline, but it it’s a little bit trickier.
Cut a section of string (give yourself a generous amount just to be safe). Keep the string as neatly coiled as possible to prevent knotting, and place it in the bottom of your jar or container. Thread one end through a hole in the top of your container.
Fill the container with glue so that it covers the string – this way when you pull the string out through the hole at the top, it will be coated in glue.
Tie the end that was threaded through the top of the container around the balloon’s knot, and begin wrapping the thread around the balloon, both vertically and horizontally.
Continue until the balloon is thoroughly covered with string.
Leave it overnight to dry – resist the urge to pop the balloon too soon!
I also made a couple smaller ones to complete our collection :)
When I came into work this morning the balloons were ready to pop! Now they are hanging in our office space and they make me so happy :)