Happy April Fools Day!!! This is Sheri with a really messy and fun project to share with you today! So I hope you've got all your pranks out of the way and are ready to put your craft on!
While I would love to claim this idea as my own, I can't. I have to say I ran across it online and thought it would be the perfect project for The Twinery bakers twine!
I created these cute balls that you can use for lanterns if you choose or you can just hang them without a light and they are just as cute. While I was going to get them photographed outside hanging in the trees, the outside elements here have just not cooperated so I had to resort to photographing them inside hanging from the plant in my dining room! (The key here....improvise!)
Now, my plan was to create several more of these really cute balls but I ran out of goo to mix it up with so, again, I had to make do since I could not run out to the store covered in the goop that you will be after starting this project! I'll share the "recipe" for the goop and just so you know, I had just enough to do these three balls, so if you do this project, you'll know how to calculate how much goop you need!
Here's the goo recipe.....
4 oz white glue
1/2 c cornstarch
1/4 c warm water
Mix together until smooth.
Then you'll want to blow up a balloon to the size you want your ball to be. Hang over your covered workspace using fishing line or yarn. Cover the balloon with petroleum jelly so the gooey string doesn't stick to it. (Funny thing here....I was out of petroleum jelly so I used Pam cooking spray and it worked!)
Then begin by running your string through the goo and wrap around your balloon going different directions and crossing over several times.
Then leave to hang to dry for 24 hours.
After 24 hours, pop the balloon and pull it out of an opening in the string. You'll have to take a chopstick or something to clean out some of the dried goo between some of the string. You'll understand this after you pop the balloon....you'll be left with some little webs of the dried goo.
Hang where you like!
What I love about The Twinery bakers twine is that the colors are so beautiful! You don't have to spray them with color because the gorgeous color is already in the twine!
Here's the colors I used....
Hope you give it a try! If you do, make sure to share it our our Facebook page so we can oooh and ahhh over it!
Have a great day!
Credits: Wednesday Custom Design Blog