Pin Up Girl

Modern Yarn Decorations (and Adventures in Fabric Stiffener)

Introducing Pin Up Girl, a weekly guide to all things Pinterest. Our resident pinner, Laura Gill, will take a look at some of the best eye candy from around the web, provide a few pointers on how-to crafts, and weigh in on weekly trends and highlight local and national pin fiends.

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.

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.

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Laura Gill