How to Make a Jute Bauble

Dress up an ordinary bauble and make it look like a piece of nature. These are great for hanging on a Christmas tree, using as a bowl decoration or adding to other crafts such as wreaths and door decorations.

Steps

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    Assemble the things needed. These are listed below under "Things You'll Need".
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    Dab glue on one side of the jute twine carefully as you wind it around the ball. Simply wind around and around the foam ball from one base to the top, taking care to keep the twine lines neat and as close together as possible. If any are out of alignment, simply push them into place as you go, while the glue is still pliable.
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    Keep winding until you have covered the entire ball and the twine is in place firmly.
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    Allow to dry. This will ensure that the circles of twine don't shift when you finish off with the top bow.
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    Finish the top of the ball with a bow made from the jute twine. Simply tie a bow using the leftover ends of the twine, then cut to tidy up. Insert one length of twine through the bow knot to create a loop for hanging. Tie the loop up to finish.
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    If wished, glue shells on to the ends of the bow to dangle down. This step is optional and if you do add the shells, make sure that they are balanced and won't cause the ball to be too heavy when hanging.

Things You'll Need

  • 7.5 centimeter (3.0 in), 3" foam balls
  • Jute twine
  • Shells of choice
  • PVA glue or similar craft glue (a hot glue gun is also useful)
  • Scissors

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Categories: Christmas Decorations