How to make jute twine balls?

🇵🇱 Time for real Christmas crafts 🙂 I have been making jute twine balls for several years now, expanding my collection every year. They have one great advantage – they are unbreakable 🙂

Yesterday our only glass ball fell, so I’m even more happy with my jute twine crafts.

Supplies for balls

  • Styrofoam balls
  • Natural, jute or cotton twine
  • Glue
  • Pins with color heads
  • Ribbon
  • Materials for decorating the balls, e.g. colored felt, self-adhesive glitter decorations, sequins
Supplies for xmas balls

How to make jute twine balls?

  1. Make a knot at the end of the twine and secure it with a pin on the top of the polystyrene ball.
  2. Cover half of the ball with glue.
  3. Begin wrapping the ball with the twine, starting with the pinned knot and going towards the center of the ball. There should be no gaps between the twine, but you should not pull too tightly as this may damage the twine spiral. This way you get to the half of the ball.
  4. The other half of the ball is more difficult because the decreasing helix causes the string to fall down. The way to do this is to keep the string in check with pins. You should twist the string as before and insert a pin every few centimetres so that it does not staple. The closer to the tip, the more difficult it becomes. It’s a bit easier to use more glue and put the pins more densely.
  5. Fasten the end of the string to the top of the ball with a pin
  6. Leave to dry.

Part 2 – Decorating the Christmas balls

  1. Glue the ornaments on both sides of the ball. I decided on a Rudolph reindeer with a red nose and shiny glitter stars.
  2. Fasten the ribbon, starting by securing it with a pin which also holds the string.
  3. Tie a ribbon on the other side of the baubles, make a bow and pin them. The pin will prevent the bow from loosening when hanging the tree on the tree.
  4. Then make a pendant.

Jute twine balls – inspirations

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