Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hollow String Ball DIY

So simple to make and yet such intricate results! These hollow string balls look like they've dropped out of a fairy story to enchant us with their delicate grace. Check out the tutorial below to find out how to make them yourself!

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These simple and beautiful hollow balls are made out of string: an original idea for your Christmas tree, a party table, or just for decorating your house in any season.

Thank you to Emmanuelle for this wonderful idea!



  • Linen or jute string, natural or colored

  • Wallpaper paste or flour-based glue

  • Rubber balloon


  • Paintbrush


  • Inflate the balloon until it resembles a little round ball and tie it shut with a piece of string.

  • Apply some glue to the balloon and wrap the balloon with string. Turn, turn, turn to create a wide mesh.

  • Liberally coat all of the string with the glue.

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  • Hang everything above a radiator to dry.

  • Burst the balloon, then take it out of its rigid cage.

Boule ficelle

Source: "Et moi alors dans tout ├ža!"


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