Simple String Balloon Ornaments

simple string balloon ornaments
Simple String Balloon Ornaments

Step by step directions for making your own sugar spun holiday ornaments – an adorable, functional craft made with string, sugar and water!
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To Begin, you’ll need the following items:

1 skein crochet floss (or COTTON yarn) Floss works much better, but cotton yarn will do in a pinch.

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Mix the sugar and water. (use warm water as to dissolve all the sugar).
Blow up your balloons and tie off the end.

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Drop your entire skein of floss into the sugar mix, turning it several times to coat.

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Grasp 1 end and start wrapping.

Wrap the floss around the balloon over and over again until the balloon is mostly covered like a spider web, with holes and windows.

Let it completely dry, overnight.

Then pop the balloon, (make sure you immediately throw away all balloon parts especially around small children) cut a 2″ side of the ball.

Add a small piece of evergreen pick to the bottom, then add whatever adornments you want to create a holiday scene. You can use whitewashed popsicle stick halves to form a mini cabin, or add snowmen, angels, etc. Top with a ribbon and bow for hanging.

These are great for gifts, simply add miniature ornaments inside to create scenes!

Insert treats into a small balloon, blow it up, apply the same method listed above to colored yarn, let them dry, pop the balloon and you have instant filled treats!

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If you don’t want to use sugar water, you can soak the string in Elmer’s School Glue (which dries clear).

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