Yarn Globes are sticky project to make but they have a beautiful outcome. They can really soften the atmosphere of your wedding ceremony or reception if you hang them in the trees surrounding your ceremony or from inside your reception tent. They could also be used to create a fun backdrop for a photo booth! The yarn globes are an adorable touch to any wedding!
- Heavy Duty Balloons (The ‘Punching’ kind are better for making circles.)
- Mod Podge
- Blow up the balloons to make different sizes. The smaller the balloon, the easier it is to make. So, if you’re doing multiple balloons do a lot of smaller ones, and a few big ones.
- Cover the balloons in vaseline so that the Mod Podge will not completely stick to the balloons.
- Dip the yarn in the Mod Podge and wrap it around the balloon in no particular order. We found it easier to cut many long strands of yarn and wrap them on, rather than one super long strand.
- Covering the balloons with more yarn rather than less is best. It may seem like a lot, but when you pop the balloon the empty spots will be more noticeable.
- Let the balloons hang to dry overnight. Sometimes the balloon will pop on its own while drying.
- If they did not pop on their own, pop them and carefully pull all the balloon out of the ball.
- We used starch to stiffen the final product.
If you love this DIY Post, I highly recommend checking out yesterday’s fantastic post on Capital Romance featuring a variety of different yarn DIY projects! We also have an entire DIY Page dedicated to past posts that we’ve featured on Bayside Bride!
Photos by Natalie Franke.