By Small Talk Speech Pathology

Friday, 9 December 2011

DIY String Ornaments

Credit: Alison Czarnecki via Holidash
white string
Elmer's glue
pack of small deflated balloons
ribbon (to hang finished ornament)
wax paper and safety pin

Credit: Alison Czarnecki via Holidash
1. Blow up balloons to around the size of your palm. Set these off to the side.

2. Measure around the width and the length of the balloons with your string to see what lengths you need to cut to fully cover the balloon. I recommend cutting a little longer than you think you'll need. 

3. Mix together two parts water to one part glue in a bowl until completely combined. Use warm water or your glue will harden when you mix. Now add in your glitter. The glitter will get really diluted with the glue and barely show up, so if you want a lot, now's the time to get crazy with your glitter.

Credit: Alison Czarnecki via Holidash

4. Soak one string at a time in the glue mixture. Let the string get completely soaked with glue before removing.

5. Lay the string carefully across the balloon, making sure it meets the other end of the string on the opposite side. Pinch the two ends of the string together, set the balloon down on your waxed paper, and repeat with string #2.

Credit: Alison Czarnecki via Holidash

5. Repeat this until your balloon is completely covered in glued strings. Make sure your pattern doesn't all go one way or another or it will all slide off when the strings dry.

6. Once your balloon is all glued up to your satisfaction, set it the waxed paper and let it dry for 24 hours. Do this to as many balloons as you want for ornaments. Go really crazy here, these are cheap.

7. When your balloons are dry, it's time to pop your balloons. You're going to pull these out of the balloon (very, very carefully) so no one knows they were even there. It'll be our little secret.
Credit: Alison Czarnecki via Holidash
8. Tie on a ribbon to hang the ornament, and you're done. So cute and easy.

Thanks to  Allison Czarnecki for the wonderful inspiration!

enjoy x


  1. This post is so creative. I would love to try it out. Ornaments and Crafting have always caught my attention and looking at your post, I got new ideas too. You should check out this book by Altered Upcycling. It has projects related to your post too.

  2. My aunt used to make these for Easter and put chicks, ducks, rabbits and little bird nests in them.

  3. Oh I love this ! You could spray paint the ornament silver, etc.
    when it's completely dry ! I like it !!