Thursday, March 12, 2009

Yarn Bowls

Dear Mom,
I was reading one of my favorite blogs and got a neat idea for "someday". David was gone all day Sunday so "someday" arrived! We pulled out yarn, glue and balloons and made yarn bowls. The process is easy. Cut your yarn in lengths (the girls randomly cut), dip your yarn in glue and wrap your gluey yarn around a balloon.

This is a great project because it is an easy enough project that the girls took ownership of and did it themselves. Everything. But this is not one for the faint of heart. It's messy. It requires much hand washing and cleaning up afterwards.

We had to wait several days for the glue to dry.
But when the glue was dry and we popped the balloon--Voila! We now have a beautiful yarn um . . . . . .bowl?
A dear friend said, "That. Is. Soooooo. Ugly!!" Okay, so maybe a little more parental guidance next time and a lot of practice!!!! I'll let ya know!
Love, Wendy


I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

I saw that and wanted to make them, too. We had no ballons on hand, though.

Anonymous said...

I've never actually known someone to make these bowls. After putting two afghans of 7" squares yesterday I had yarn scraps galore. I thought about throwing them out in the back yard for birds and their nests, but opted for the trash can instead. I'll have to start saving the scraps for fun times. Thanks for sharing this!
Audrey Kay