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Airy snowballs that don't melt.
Light airy winter decor!

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  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Yarn Snowballs - Step 1
    Step 1

    Blow up balloons. I put too much air in some of mine and the end result is a yarn ball that looks like a balloon.

  • Step 2

    Cover balloon in a thin layer of Vaseline.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Yarn Snowballs - Step 3
    Step 3

    Soak yarn in a water and glue mixture. I did 75% glue / 25% water. I used about 6 yards for one small balloon but think if I make these again I will try about 9 to 10 yards.

  • Step 4

    After you have the balloon covered with yarn, run some thread through the tied off portion and hang it on a clothes hanger to dry. It took mine about 12 hours to completely dry.

  • Step 5

    Once balloon is dry, pop balloon and gingerly pull it out. I then threaded a piece of the matching yarn through the ball and sprayed it with some clear spray acrylic. This really smells so please do it outside.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Yarn Snowballs - Step 6
    Step 6

    Place yarn ball in bag and go crazy with the glitter.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Yarn Snowballs - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pull yarn ball out and admire your handy work. Hang in desired spot. They will still stink but by this time you might be enjoying that part.

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Call me Buddy
Call me Buddy · 15 projects
Those are beautiful!
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Liu*
Liu*
I'm waiting for mine to dry! Happy
Can't wial for tomorrow to see it!
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BlackjackVIP
BlackjackVIP · Singapore, SG · 2 projects
Is there anything else that can be used other than vaseline? Cos I dont have it D:
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dommie
dommie · Częstochowa, Silesian Voivodeship, PL · 5 projects
amazing idea! Happy I'm going to put it on my Christmas tree this year. <3 Happy
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palig u.
palig u. · 3 projects
i already have done this 2 years ago but ur's came out pretty good Happy
awesome job !
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chiisaichi
chiisaichi · Millersville, Maryland, US · 1 project
I love this! I can't wait to try it!
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kinda.hobby
kinda.hobby · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
Very pretty! I've also seen a bigger version of this that had been turned into a light fixture too!
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Ariel B.
Ariel B. · Kalamazoo, Michigan, US · 23 projects
This is genius. =)
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Jen  J.
Jen J. · Austin, Texas, US · 8 projects
Brilliant!!!
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Helen E.
Helen E. · Torquay, Victoria, AU · 9 projects
nice idea, i've seen wooden ones and was gonna try that but this seems easier!
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