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« on: June 11, 2007 06:24:02 AM »

I'm in need of ideas to make tumbleweeds.They would have to be medium to large but easy to make.Does anyone have any ideas about this?Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2007 06:33:00 AM »

Have perfect idea. I saw this about two million years ago on a TV show.
What you need:
White glue [Elmer's or Mod Podge is good]
Large to medium balloons [roundish]
string, moderately thick [the simple kind you get at the hardware store]
food coloring or paints
a clothesline for hanging drying balloons.

What you do:
Mix your glue with paint or food coloring. Dip string in glue, covering completely, make sure the glue saturates the string. Wind string around inflated balloon in desired pattern. Let dry on clothesline for at least 24 hours. After completely dry, pop the balloon.
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2007 04:12:39 AM »

Have perfect idea. I saw this about two million years ago on a TV show.
What you need:
White glue [Elmer's or Mod Podge is good]
Large to medium balloons [roundish]
string, moderately thick [the simple kind you get at the hardware store]
food coloring or paints
a clothesline for hanging drying balloons.

What you do:
Mix your glue with paint or food coloring. Dip string in glue, covering completely, make sure the glue saturates the string. Wind string around inflated balloon in desired pattern. Let dry on clothesline for at least 24 hours. After completely dry, pop the balloon.

lol, only on craftster would someone know the specific way to make fake tumbleweeds. awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2007 06:27:05 AM »

lol, only on craftster would someone know the specific way to make fake tumbleweeds. awesome!

and only on craftster would you find someone like me filing that information in her little brain for future reference.  You never know when an Indiana girl will need a tumbleweed Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008 12:14:22 PM »

Amazing. I also need to make these and searched Craftster thinking 'no way will this be on here' but LO AND BEHOLD!  Grin
I love it. Thank you!
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