DIY: Yarn Globe

June 19th, 2013 | Style, DIY

It is officially the season of barbecues, pool parties or just drinks on the patio. Yarn Globes are the perfect DIY outdoor decoration to add a little flavor to your backyard.  Who ever thought yarn could be so cool?

What you need:


Plastic wrap


Glue (we used Elmer’s School Glue)

Corn starch




2 Bowls (1 for the mixture, 1 for a base)

 What you do: 


Start by wrapping the ball in plastic wrap. Make sure that the entire surface of the ball is covered. 

To make the mixture, add equal parts of glue and corn starch. Mix in just enough water to get the lumps out (you want to maintain a thick consistency).


Coat the yarn in the glue/corn starch mixture. Make sure to only coat a couple feet of yarn at a time or else it might get tangled.

Lightly run the yarn through your fingers to remove any excess liquid.

Begin wrapping the yarn around the ball. After you’ve wrapped the yarn around the ball once, tie the end into a knot to secure. Tip: It’s faster to just lay down a section of yarn on the ball and then pick up and rotate the ball (instead of wrapping the yarn around the ball by hand).


Continue coating and wrapping the yarn around the ball. Use the second bowl as a base for the ball to rest on. Note: As you’re wrapping, keep in mind that you’ll need to leave an opening in the yarn globe (this is where you’ll pull out the deflated ball later on).


Once you’re done, cut the yarn and tie the end to secure. Allow the yarn globe to dry for at least 24 hours. The section of yarn that’s covered by the bowl won’t dry, so make sure to flip the ball over half-way through the drying process.


Once the yarn globe is dry, go ahead and deflate the ball. Gently remove the plastic wrap that’s sticking to the dried yarn.

Carefully remove the deflated ball through the opening that you left.

Make a bunch and hang them at varying lengths for decoration, or hang a lightbulb in it for an awesome new light fixture. Enjoy!



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