Modern Yarn Decorations (and Adventures in Fabric Stiffener)
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Yarn molded into different shapes has been a craze on Pinterest ever since I got on the site. Recently I came across some that were egg-shaped. With Easter on its way, it seemed like the perfect time to give it a try.
While the project is messy, it's really fun. And easy -- if you stick to small objects.
I have to admit I was a little nervous about trying this project after the doily lamp disaster, but the Stiffy worked great ... on these small balloons.
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What you do is dip the yarn or thread into a bowl with the glue, make sure it is thoroughly soaked, then wrap it around the object you're going to use as a mold.
There are many tutorials for this out there, but I used craftyendeavors. I'm glad I did because she reminded me to uncoil the string before putting it into the glue to avoid it getting tangled.
There were still some knots, but nothing I couldn't untangle.
Once you master the technique, you're going to want to stiffen everything.
So I decided to try it.
It turns out this method doesn't easily transfer over to large-scale objects. Like a fool, I failed to actually read the tutorials in the above lamp links.
Obviously I was overconfident and didn't think I needed to...
It looks like a tumbleweed with dandruff. DANG IT! The whole point of Pinterest is having access to instructions.
This is lamp fail #2, and I don't like it. The worst part is that I used up all my Stiffy.
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It's a disgusting mess.
Third time's a charm, right?
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