Here is where the FAILURE comes in. I got some balloons and proceeded to make some twine balls with cotton twine and Mod Podge. Here’s what I started with.
I realize it would probably be cheaper with glue and water, but I’m lazy and thought I’d skip a step so I used Mod Podge. Only one of four really turned out well. One of them was really deformed and not at all even. This one pictured below that I tried with yarn still looks like something shedding out of its skin. I guess I used too much Mod Podge.
Yet another one apparently did not dry all the way or never hardened enough and it is now sagging under the weight of the other balls I put on top of it in a vase.
The solution to all of this- Big Lots! I got tired of burning my fingers with the hot glue/ wrapped versions and after trying yet another twine/yarn version with glue and water that failed to harden enough (I’m guessing I thinned the glue too much or used too little this time), I went to Big Lots and purchased 3 décor balls for 8 dollars so I could finish my decorating project (which I’ll share in a few days.) These were large enough to justify the expense. You can’t even buy three styrofoam balls this size for 8 dollars. Sometimes DIY does not save money or time enough to justify the money saved!
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