I love Christmas crafts and holiday baking, but all that DIYing can get super messy. Between the glitter and the pine needles, the flour and the shortening, I end up with a giant mess on my hands — literally. I recently made several dozen twine ball ornaments for the Christmas tree I decorated for my dad’s church. I enjoyed creating the twine balls ornaments and they turned out very well, but the process was not a tidy one.
HOW TO MAKE TWINE BALLS CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
I began by laying out all my supplies: balloons, scissors, Mod Podge and twine. I blew the balloons up to about 4 inches in diameter. Next, I wrapped each balloon in twine, making sure to leave a few larger holes through which to remove the balloon later. After wrapping the balloons, the fun/messy part started.
I mixed together equal parts Glitter Mod Podge (or you can add glitter to plain Mod Podge) and water to make a thin glue. I dipped each twine-wrapped balloon into a bowl of the mixture and transferred them into a box to dry. You will need to cover your work surface with newspaper or plastic because there will be drips! After I finished dipping all the balloons, my hands were covered in Mod Podge.
It was at that point that I wished I had done this whole process over at my parents’ house. My dad recently installed a new faucet with Touch2O.xt Technology in their guest bathroom. It’s kind of magical.
The faucet can be used as a standard faucet, as a touch faucet, or as a hands-free faucet. If you have it set to the hands-free setting, the faucet senses your presence within 4 inches and then automatically turns off again when you remove your hands. When your hands are messy with Mod Podge goo, this is huge.
I let my ornaments dry overnight to give the Mod Podge time to dry and harden. The next day, I popped the balloons and carefully extracted the balloons wrap through the openings in the twine.
You can pile these twine balls on a table or in a bowl any time of the year, but I used them as ornaments on a Christmas tree. The twine added some nice rough texture, while the glitter Mod Podge added some sparkle.
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