Balloons aren’t just for parties – they’re actually incredibly useful tools in a hell of a lot of craft and DIY projects. We got all nostalgic with this balloon technique and simply loved the wonderful memories it brought back from being so little and carefree back in school.
What You’ll Need:
• PVA glue (e.g. Elmer’s white glue)
• White cotton thread
• A needle
• Five balloons
• Snowman decorations
Step By Step Instructions:
Blow up three balloons in increasing sizes for the head, torso, and… legs (?). The other two balloons should be the smallest of all, and the same size.
Now, instead of covering the whole balloon in glue, we have a cool little time-saving trick: thread the needle and pierce through the glue bottle so that the thread comes out the other side covered in glue.
From there you can toss the needle (maybe not so much toss as put away safely) and wrap all your balloons with the glue-ified thread.
Leave to dry for a day.
Pop the balloons with the needle to reveal your five perfect thread balls! Assemble them correctly and simply glue the parts together – you may need to make a gentle dent to make the balls so that they fit into each other as opposed to simply sitting right on top of each other. Be gentle! And there you have your snowman template – a blank canvas.
Give him a smiling face and decorate him as you want: modern minimalism, or traditional with buttons and a scarf. You could even skip out the hand balls and use two little twigs for the arms if you really want to take the conventional route.
When the Christmas craze is over you can dismantle the happy guy and turn him into a series of stylish lamps, or spray paint the largest ball and make it an elegant pendant light. How’s that for versatility?
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