Twine Ornaments

These quick-and-easy ornaments make unique decorations for a front entry or other areas in the home.

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INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Inflate balloons to desired size (ours are 9 inches [22.86 cm] in diameter).

Step 2: Cut twine to length. We used 200 feet [60.96 m] per ball.

Good to know: Don’t unwrap the roll of twine to measure length. Instead, pull from the inside of the roll to keep it from rolling away and tangling.

Step 3: Dip the tip of the twine in polyurethane (A) and stick the tip to the balloon. Wrap twine around balloon to cover it completely.

Step 4: Once the twine is wrapped around the balloon, paint it with polyurethane and let dry overnight on waxed paper. Tip: Rotate twine ball to ensure it dries evenly (without any flat edges).

Step 5: When the ball is dry, carefully cut a small hole in the tip of the balloon to let the air out. Use the eraser end of a pencil to pry the deflated balloon from the twine ball (B). Discard balloon. Tip: Keep a firm grip on the balloon stem while deflating to avoid losing the balloon inside the ball.

Step 6: Use a 6″ [15.24] piece of twine to tie each ball to a piece of rope (C). Hang with a swag.

PROJECT DETAILS

Estimated cost: $23*

Skill level: Beginner

Time Estimate: 3-1/2 hours + drying time

Tools:

  • Scissors
  • Balloons
  • Waxed paper
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil

Get It At Lowe’s:

  • Twine (#66438)
  • 32-ounce [946 mL] Helmsman Stain (#99643)
  • Rope (#66522)

*Does not include taxes, which vary by market, or the cost of tools. Pricing for commodity items may vary due to market conditions.

INSTRUCTIONS
Step 1: Inflate balloons to desired size (ours are 9 inches [22.86 cm] in diameter).
Step 2: Cut twine to length. We used 200 feet [60.96 m] per ball.
Step 3: Dip the tip of the twine in polyurethane (A) and stick the tip to the balloon. Wrap twine around balloon to cover it completely.
Step 4: Once the twine is wrapped around the balloon, paint it with polyurethane and let dry overnight on waxed paper. Tip: Rotate twine ball to ensure it dries evenly (without any flat edges).
Step 5: When the ball is dry, carefully cut a small hole in the tip of the balloon to let the air out. Use the eraser end of a pencil to pry the deflated balloon from the twine ball (B). Discard balloon. Tip: Keep a firm grip on the balloon stem while deflating to avoid losing the balloon inside the ball.
Step 6: Use a 6″ [15.24] piece of twine to tie each ball to a piece of rope (C). Hang with a swag.
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