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jeremyagain
« on: November 07, 2011 12:14:23 PM »

I tried to make one of these last night http://www.marthastewart.com/266201/snowy-balloon-ornaments it started out as a nice round ornament.  I used watered down modge podge instead of white glue, and I let it dry over night.  This morning ewww the balloon must have lost air or something over night as this morning it is a twisted sort of pear shape and not pretty at all.  Has anyone else had that happened to them?  The picture below is what I'm aiming for.


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stepharella
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2011 12:45:59 PM »

no but these are super cute!  I want to make some!! 
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cxcaitlyn
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011 02:34:54 PM »

This might not be the best solution, but maybe try water balloons? If you poked a tiny hole with a needle to drain the water it probably wouldn't get it wet to ruin it... Huh

Other than that you could try a fan or something to get it to dry faster before the balloon deflates.
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011 02:38:21 PM »

I pinned that picture hoping to try that as well. They went flat on you?  I wonder if you were to just use white glue...not water it down...and see if it would dry faster? so when the balloon deflated it would be pretty dry anyway?

I think I'll give this a shot here in the next day or so and see what happens as well. I just love that picture of the little yarn balls.....I wants it.
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jeremyagain
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011 02:44:13 PM »

I'm going to have a second go at it tonight with white glue, and your right maybe not as watered down.  If that doesn't work I will try the water balloon idea.  I'll post back with my 'research' lol
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muise
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011 04:00:38 PM »

I so love these.  My question is this, what do you use for the string?
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jeremyagain
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2011 10:26:19 AM »

I'm using a crochet thread not as thick as regular kitchen string as I want to have a little more of a delicate look to mine.
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2011 01:21:32 PM »

Maybe try using a sugar solution like my grandmother used to use on crocheted snowflakes?  I'm not sure the recipe, but I think it would work
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jeremyagain
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2011 10:07:19 AM »

Okay well yesterday day I had some success.  It turned out I ddin't have any white glue so I went back to the modge podge & watered it down to the ratio of 1:1 & that worked.  It however did leave some glue windows that I'm not crazy about, but at least it retained its shape.  I'm going to research the sugar water glue & see what that is like.
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twirlin
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2011 12:38:25 PM »

I tried making them last year with the same problem you had.  I gave up.  They did not look pretty at all.
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