Baker’s Twine Balls

Do you have a super fun party you are planning? Or are you redecorating a bedroom or two, or possibly a nursery in your home? Today, Kaeleen is sharing an adorable idea to use for decorations at a party or decor for a bedroom in your home called Baker’s Twine Balls. These balls are crazy easy to make and are really a fun craft to create. They are perfect for creating alone or with a table full of kiddos just waiting to make their own creations of different sizes and colors! So grab your twine, a balloon or two and let’s get crafting! Enjoy!

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Hey There TRR Friends!!
I am excited to share with you today these fun Baker’s Twine Balls! I recently found out we are expecting a sweet little boy this fall…so my brain is in nursery mode. And I thought these would be a cute touch!

You will need:
Baker’s Twine
Stiff N Stuff
Balloons – I used 3 inch.

Baker's Twine
You will start off by blowing up your balloons.

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Tie your twine around the knot in the balloon, then start wrapping the twine around the balloon.

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Wrap as much or as little as you’d like.

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Once you get the desired look you are going for, you will cut your twine and tuck it into a piece on the balloon.

Repeat for as many twine balls as you want!

Now the time to be patient has come….
Spray your balloons with Stiff-N-Stuff. Once the twine is dry, spray it again, again, and again! Until the twine feels stiff to your touch, if it’s not stiff enough it will not work. I learned the hard way! 🙂 I think I probably sprayed mine 6 times, and I would suggest the more the merrier!!

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When your twine is stiff, you will then kind of push on the balloon, just to loosen the twine from the balloon. Now you are ready to pop your balloon! I noticed it’s best to pop two holes on opposite sides.
Pull or cut the balloon out of the center of the twine ball.

Now it is time to hang those cute things! I used a clear string for jewelry making; fishing wire would also work well too.

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Thank you Kaeleen! What a fun way to use Baker’s Twine. I always love to learn how to use different craft supplies in other innovative and adorable ways. These fun balls would look spectacular hung above the food table at a party or as table centerpieces or even flying high in a cute nursery for a new bundle of joy! Easy and quick crafts are the best and these balls are just that…other than waiting for them to dry after being sprayed multiple times of course! Hehe!

Do you have some Baker’s Twine laying around that you can make these cute balls with? Here are a few other fun ways to use your stash of twine!

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You too can get all of the supplies used in all of these fabulous projects! The Ribbon Retreat is full of fun trim like Baker’s Twine, ribbon galore, gorgeous gems, fantastic flowers, and so so much more! Check out our online crafty shop right HERE to get the supplies you need for all of your Baker’s Twine crafts and everything else you need too!

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  1. Pat C.
    Posted May 12, 2015 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Oh, these balls are so fun, Kaeleen!! Since the twine is available in a wide range of colors, the balls could be made to match either boys’ or girls’ room decor. They’d be great for birthday parties for anyone of any age or gender. A cluster of balls made with larger balloons hanging from the ceiling would be a festive decoration at baby showers and other special occasions. Memorial Day and the 4th of July are just around the corner, and TRR’s red, white and blue twine would be perfect for these holidays!

    There might be a way of getting the twine saturated enough to form firm balls. First wrap the (dry) twine around a finger or two to make it as compact as possible and place it in a small bowl. Remove the sprayer from the bottle of Stiff N Such and pour in enough of the solution to cover the twine. Let it sit in the solution for five minutes or so, stirring gently with a finger halfway through the standing time. Then remove the twine, squeeze out just enough of the Stiff N Such that it’s no longer dripping all over the place, and start wrapping your balloons!

    Congratulations on your precious little baby-boy-to-be, Kaeleen!!!!! Best wishes for the rest of your pregnancy and for the birth of a happy, healthy little guy!! xoxo

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted May 20, 2015 at 10:31 am | Permalink

      Hi Pat! Thank you so very much for your suggestions and tips. Your tip is awesome! Thank you again! I hope you have a wonderful day. Michelle 🙂

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