How to make a ball of thread?

Irina Fateeva
Irina Fateeva
April 23, 2013
How to make a ball of thread?

Today, very often in the living rooms there are interesting shapes that can surprise anyone. Unusual shapes can be made from scrap materials and decorate the interior of your room with them. One of these interesting decorations are thread balls. Let's take a look at how to make balls from threads.

Manufacturing technology

To make such a beautiful decoration, you must prepare:

  • petrolatum;
  • inflatable balls, small in volume, whose diameter is not more than 15 cm;
  • a thick thread that will serve as the base;
  • long and thick needle with a huge eye;
  • PVA glue.

Consider what actions we need to take to learn how to make a ball of thread.

  • First, we inflate a balloon. So that the tail is not untied and does not spoil the composition, it is necessary to tie it in a knot.
  • The next thing we need to do is to smear a petroleum jelly ball. We will need this after the end of the product manufacturing procedure in order to separate the rubber ball from the thread one without any special consequences.
  • Make a through hole in the glue bottle. Its diameter may be slightly larger than the diameter of the thread used to make the ball. You can make one hole bigger, the other smaller, so that the glue that settles on the thread does not remain in the jar. The best option would be to make an outlet near the bottom, so that as the bottle is emptied you don’t have to make other holes.
  • Pass through the holes in the bottle with glue thread with a large needle. Starting with a thread with glue to wrap a ball. We try to keep the threads as close as possible to each other.

Now our filament ball is almost ready. We will only have to remove the burst ball through a small hole. With the help of such smooth and neat balls you can make unique Christmas decorations. It is also possible to create from such material a beautiful lamp that will delight you not only during the day, but also at night.

Tips for beginners

There are a few tips that you should definitely follow if you make this ball.

  • You need to buy a little more balls, as most of them go into marriage.
  • It is worth noting that in order to make one small ball of thread, we will need half a skein of thread.
  • It is best to put an oilcloth on your desktop so as not to stain it.
  • One bottle of glue will be spent entirely on one ball.

Children make such balls, so you should always keep in mind that after the preparation of the thread balls will be finished, you will have to clean the dried glue behind them, if you do not prepare for this work surface in advance.

Now you know how to make a ball of thread with your own hands.

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