Globes of Perfection

Friday, February 24, 2012

There are some bloggers out there that need to be called out, for their creative crafty genius. I love these simple home decorations that you can easily make yourself. Can you guess what they’re made from?? Bring the kids along too, they’re that easy!







Photo Studio Slyter

Material List:

  • Balloons
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss in many colors


  1. Mixture 1 part sugar with 1 part water to create a paste.
  2. Dip embroidery floss into sugar water. (8.75 yards of floss were used for a small circle. It takes at least twice that amount for a larger circle.)
  3. Blow up a balloon the size you want, do not over inflate as smaller is easier to work with.
  4. Wrap the wet floss around the balloon in all directions, making sure the floss stays nice and wet as you go.
  5. Allow the floss-wrapped balloon to dry overnight.
  6. When they are dry, make a small cut in the balloon to deflate the balloon and carefully take the balloon out from the dried sphere.

Thanks to Megan Hoeppner , Homemade Serenity , Ordinary Miracles of Life and Art for little hands for the pictures and tutorials. You ladies rock!

~ Emma


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  • Meari
    February 29th, 2012 11:04 am

    What a neat idea!

  • EJ
    March 12th, 2012 9:37 am

    You can make this same thing using a larger 12-15 inch balloon leaving bottom open then making a lamp shade. Or use for light fixture cover. Use this lampshade on a lamp made from tin cans as illustrated in another project. Open can with SAFETY CAN OPENER ONLY for clean edges. Use varying sizes, spray painting them and mounting them together with either liquid solder or 527 craft glue. Make Christmas ornaments and glitter them hang come crystal beads from the “loops”.

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