There is no greater pleasure than creating comfort in the house, filling it with unique ornaments of own production. This makes it possible to feel like a true artist-decorator, creating exclusive things. Especially, if this hobby does not take away from you a lot of time and does not require large financial costs. It is this unique decor that can be rightfully called the balls of thread.
- Materials and Tools Required
Ball Making Master Essential Materials and Tools
To make such balls, very few things will be required, most of which can be found at home. The main thing that you need to buy is a regular balloon, you can find everything else in your sewing box. Threads will suit absolutely any: sewing, nylon, cotton like "Iris" or "Snowflakes", mulina and even yarn - they are glued all equally well. The only important thing is to monitor, for their quality, so that they are tightly twisted and not poured, otherwise the appearance of the product will deteriorate.
As for color, here you can give space to your imagination. By the way, if you can not find the thread of the desired shade, then make the ball white, and then it can always be toned by buying a can of paint.
Glue can also be used the one that you have at home: PVA, clerical or even paste. Sometimes to add balls of hardness, the glue is diluted with water and mixed with sugar or starch.
Prepare for work the following materials:
- threads "Iris" white;
- round balloon;
- ribbons for decoration;
- glue PVA;
- long needle;
Master class for making the ball
To start, inflate the balloon to the desired size, with a diameter of about 5-10 centimeters and tightly bind it with a string.
We will wind the threads on the resulting shape. And in order to keep them well and keep their shape, they need to be thoroughly glued with glue. Applying glue on a long thread is not an easy and very marked job, so we offer a simpler and more convenient method.
Take a long needle, thread a thread into it and pierce with this needle a bottle of glue through and through. Stretch the needle along with the thread through the bottle of PVA glue. At the output, you will receive a sufficiently impregnated thread, which will only be wound on the balloon.
Just note, the needle should not be too small, otherwise the thread will not be able to soak well, but it should not be too large to prevent the glue from escaping through the hole. You definitely will not go wrong if you choose a needle that is slightly thicker than a thread.
Now attach the thread to the ball and, holding it to the edge, start gradually wrapping the ball in an arbitrary direction, all the while pulling the thread impregnated with glue. If it seems to you that the thread is dry, then periodically press lightly on the plastic bottle during the operation, in order to get more glue.
Continue to wind the balloon until there are no large holes between the threads.
To keep the ball of filaments dry, leave it for a few hours.
If in the near future you plan to make a few more of these balls, then do not get the thread from the jar with glue.
He will start to be blown away and will independently depart from the walls of the thread ball. Gently pull it through the hole between the threads and, if it is not damaged, you can use it again.
It only remains to decorate the ball with a ribbon, carefully passing it between the threads, and hang it on the Christmas tree. This toy looks very neat and original.
Similar balls can be made of any size and shape, the main thing is to choose a suitable balloon, and decorate in all possible ways: with live flowers and dried flowers, cloth, buboes, beads, coffee beans, rhinestones and satin ribbons.
Of these balls are obtained original chandeliers, interesting interior decorations and wonderful Christmas toys.