DIY Yarn Chandeliers are a fun and easy DIY craft that is perfect for DIY home decor in any room of your house and also super cute for a party.
DIY Yarn Chandeliers
Having three small kids can be a tiring gig. There's lots of additional chores that seem to multiply exponentially with kids. Take ironing. I'll be honest, I'm not the best iron-er. My own mom used to have me iron my own shirt every morning before school using Magic Sizing. I tried my best, but even then I didn't have it together in the ironing department (Apparently, you have to turn shirts with vinyl on them inside-out, or you'll melt it all over the iron, ruin the shirt, and have to desperately try to scrape it off the iron. Who knew?)
Anyway, after getting married and moving out I vowed to never iron again. Then we promptly had three, crazy, and ALWAYS wrinkly kids, and my vow was short-lived. The boys' clothes weren't so bad. Just simple T-shirts (that I now knew to turn inside out!) and some collared shirts or button-downs here and there. I ironed them, they'd be nice and wrinkle-free for a few minutes... Until the boys actually wore their clothes, and then they'd be a wrinkled mess again.
When we had our daughter, I was like Yay! No dress shirts to iron! But then I got a load of all of those cute little girl dresses with all of those thousands of near impossible to iron pleats! WHY?!
Now if I'm going to take the next hour to iron all of those teeny tiny pleats, they better stay that way. Enter Faultless Starch. They mean business, and if you want to iron clothes and have them actually stay that way, use it. Seriously, it's a sanity saver.
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DIY Yarn Chandeliers Tutorial
Faultless Premium is, of course, great for ironing, but you can have a little fun with it too, like with these DIY Yarn Chandeliers. We're currently remodeling our boys' bedroom, with bright colors and a "Things that Go" theme. I wanted to make a little something to decorate. I really liked those paper pom poms, but I see them everywhere and wanted to try something a little different. So I made these DIY Yarn Chandeliers from yarn and Premium Starch.
What you'll need to make DIY Yarn Chandeliers
- Faultless Premium Starch
- Yarn or thick crochet string in the colors of your choosing
- I used a little petroleum jelly on the balloons to make sure I could slide them out without collapsing the DIY yarn chandeliers. I would actually recommend NOT using it unless you're planning on using a heavy dose of the acrylic spray. I felt like the ones I used petroleum jelly on were actually weighed down quite a bit and would have had a better structure had I left out the petroleum.
- Acrylic spray for crafting - this will give your DIY yarn chandeliers a little extra sheen and help them to last longer
- Fishing line - I used fishing line to hang my DIY yarn chandeliers to give them a floating effect, but plain string or even the yarn that you used previously would also work.
Directions for DIY Yarn Chandeliers
1. Blow up your balloons to the desired size. I made three medium-sized and two small ones. I will note that my smaller ones were more willing to hold their shape.
2. If you're using petroleum jelly, spread some over the entire balloon.
3. Wrap the balloons with the yarn. I really didn't have a system for this. I just kept wrapping in every crazy direction until the balloon was fully covered.
4. When your balloons are adequately wrapped in yarn, spray each one generously with Faultless Premium. The yarn should be very wet. You want to make sure it's fully saturated so that it holds.
5. Now is the hard part. You have to wait for the DIY yarn chandeliers to dry. This could take 1-2 days, and yes, you actually have to wait. I tried speeding up the process by using a fan and a blow-dryer on cool and just ended up with a wad of yarn. Not pretty. My smaller ones dried totally in about 24 hours, and my medium ones took about 36 hours. Larger DIY yarn chandeliers would likely take the full 48 hours. There are a few ways you can allow these to dry:
- Tie a string to them and hang them on a hook or nail, if you have a spare one in your house somewhere that you can use.
- You can use a clothespin to pin them to a string or clothes hanging line. If you do it outside, just make sure there's no rain in the forecast!
- If neither of those options will work for you, you can grab a cup or jar and place your DIY yarn chandelier on top to finish drying with minimal touching.
6. If you're using spray acrylic, you can spray the DIY yarn chandeliers with it once they're done drying. And then wait again for the acrylic to dry.
7. When everything is finally done drying, you can carefully pop the balloon and slide it out of one of the holes in your DIY yarn chandelier.
8. Attach your fishing line or string to hang, and you have a cute little DIY Yarn Chandelier for any room of your house that needs a little extra sprucing.
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