Woman Places An Entire Spool Of Yarn Into Glue. The Final Result Is STUNNING!

If you’re anything like me then you probably think that yarn can only be used for knitting.  Awhile ago I bought some thinking I’d learn how to knit but never quite got the hang of it, which left me with balls of yarn laying around unused.  I was about to donate them until I stumbled upon this awesome DIY yarn lamp globe project.  The finished piece looks uniquely beautiful and reminds me of one of those birds nest lamps that cost an arm and a leg.  The decorative yarn globes and lampshade are easy to make and, best of all, inexpensive!

To start, you will need cotton yarn or hemp cord, standard school glue like Elmer’s (modge podge works too), and bouncy balls of whatever size(s) you desire.  Cover up your work space and make an apron for yourself with plastic bags because this will get messy.  If you plan on making a lamp, mark a large opening on the bottom where you insert the bulb, and a small one at the top for the cord, on the ball.  Also, mark a spot for where you can deflate the ball later, to make it easier when the time comes.

Now mix equal parts water and glue in a plastic container large enough to fit the ball of yarn in.  Pull out the end of the yarn and then soak the entire ball in the glue.  Begin to pull and unravel the glue soaked yarn and start to wrap it around the ball.  When you start, hold the end you began with in place with one hand and wrap with the other until it stays on by itself.  Be sure to avoid wrapping around the openings you marked off and wrap until you run out of yarn.  Pour any remaining glue mixture over the string so it sets more solidly and focus on the edges around the holes.

Now make a new clean surface with a fresh plastic bag and set the ball there to dry.  It will take at least 2 days for it to completely dry so place it somewhere it won’t be disturbed.  Once it dries the original color of the yarn you used will return and when it hardens the glue causes it to have a wicker-like finish.  Once it’s dry you can deflate the ball with a pin or other sharp point, let the air out slowly, and once it’s deflated enough you can pull the ball out of the large hole.  You now have a yarn globe!

To construct the lamp you will need a hanging light fixture, a light bulb, a 3/8 inch two-piece metal clamp connector, and a 1 x 3/4 inch washer, which can all be bought at hardware store.  To keep the light bulb centered in a larger sized lamp take the washer and slide it down the cord to the position you want it set at.  Then take the metal clamp connector, clamp it on the washer, then screw it in place.  That will prevent the cord from moving around and make the lamp safer.  Screw in the bulb, plug it in, and test it out to see if any adjustments are needed.  Now all that is left is to hang it up!

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This Woman Put An Entire Spool Of Yarn Into Glue. But When She’s Done It’s STUNNING!

The most common thing that people usually use yarn for are items to knit; such things as scarves, sweaters and mittens.  Unless you are a crafty person like Dana.  I never fail to be astounded by how innovative and creative some people are.  I certainly never would have thought of making the creation you are about to watch, but having seen it’s lovely outcome I can’t wait to try it!

What Dana does with: an inflatable bouncy ball, cotton yarn or hemp cord, and basic school glue is truly athing of beauty.  What she creates is a yarn globe or lantern.  She shows us how to prepare the ball and glue, and then demonstrates the winding process of the yarn.  After she takes us through the steps which really look the FUN, she shows us how to turn our creation into an actual, usable lamp!

It’s really easy to remove the dried yarn from the ball.  It’s a thing of beauty on it’s own.  Then with 4 items:  a hanging light fixture, lightbulb, clamp connector and a washer (available at any hardware store), she shows us how, within minutes, your colorful lantern becomes an amazing lamp.

I’m not  kidding!  It’s an actual beautiful modern lamp that you’d be proud to hang in your house.  Let us know how yours comes out if you try it, and what you think about this amazing DIY, that comes from the Made Everyday site.

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Woman Begins Gluing Twine To A Cereal Bowl. When She’s Done It’s STUNNING!

I don’t know about you, but one of my most relaxing activities, is looking through home decor catalogs and imagining different items in my home.  Some of the smallest decor touches can completely change the vibe of a room. A certain decor can make or break a room. There is nothing like getting that perfect piece that completes the vibe of a room. What can make it even better is if you are the designer of the piece. That brings us to today’s DIY project!

This DIY video is one of the best I’ve come across.  She uses items from the dollar store to create shocking replicas of Pottery Barn home decor items, with such ease, that it would be a crime to spend the money because of laziness.  Plus, it really looks like a fun project!

For under $12 she creates a multi-mirror leather art piece, a twine nautical bowl, and a magnetic chalk dish that would have cost over $300 at Pottery Barn, and puts them together in 15 minutes! I kid you not. This is a DIY I’m actually trying today.  If you decide to try any or all of these let us know how they came out. Have fun!

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