There are a lots of things that you can do during summer break aside from playing virtual games. You can choose to go on a vacation, visit your grand dad and grand mom, or you can decorate your room and give it a little of the rustic touch. These Rustic string balls are a great start to create a DIY lamp, or any decorative item for your home. Yes, you can take a photo of your work and show it off to your friends.

DIY Rustic String Balls

Things you are going to need for this project. Get your ball of strings from any shop like Breipatronen. You’ll have a lot of choices and a variety of yarns to choose from. If you really like the rustic look, choose earth colors, brown, gray, or ash gray.

  • Inflatable ball
  • yard
  • glue
  • water
  • pin

Step 1: Mix some equal parts of transparent glue and water in a bowl or in a jar.  This could get messy so make sure your working surface is protected. Soak your yarn into the glue mixture. 

Step 2: Inflate a balloon the size that you wish and make a knot. Wrap your yarn thread around it and secure the end. Apply a little pressure to remove the excess of that sticky solution. Create random patterns while wrapping your balloon until you achieve just the right density you want. 

Step 3: When you reach the hardness you want, secure the end. You may leave a little end of yarn from which the ball is going to hang on too while drying.  Dry the ball for a good 24 hour-period.

Step 4: When the ball is all dried up, cut the excess thread that you use to hang the yarn ball. Pop up the balloon through a pin, a needle, or you can burst the balloon through a scissor.  

Step 5: Now decorate your Yarn ball inside your home. You can add lights inside the ball to make it into a DIY yarn ball lamp that you can use outside your house or perhaps in your room.

Try different colors of yarns and patterns in making your own DIY yarn ball. This is a great alternative decoration to any types of season.

Here’s a video you can watch to help you follow along:

How to make a lampshade, lanterns, and yarn globes

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