Cotton Ball Bracelet Tutorial

 

braeletHere is a quick, easy and inexpensive project.  I call it the Cotton Ball Bracelet.  All you use is yarn, glue and wooden balls to create this funky bracelet…

 

 

 

I made this about a year and half ago.  I just wore it today and thought I would repost this since so many of you have never seen it.

Supplies:

9-10 3/4" wood balls

yarn

Mod Podge

Paintbrush

Beading Elastic

Satin Ribbon

Long Needle to Poke a Hole With

1. Cut a 30" piece of yarn the color of your choice. Find the middle. Slather on Mod Podge around the entire middle of the ball. And I mean slather…make it thick. Lay the middle of the yarn down onto the ball.

2. Using a small paintbrush slather glue on as you go and keep wrapping the yard around the ball on 1/2 of the ball. Try and get the yarn as close as possible but don’t worry about spaces we will deal with that later.

3. Tuck the ends in. Don’t worry if you cover the hole, you can pierce it open later. The key is to work fast so you have time to manipulate it.

4. Now do the other side of the ball the same way. When it is all covered with yarn roll the ball in your hand like you would roll dough to form a ball. Since you worked fast the glue should still be wet and moveable. This will squish the yarn together and fill in the gaps. You will have a perfectly yarn covered ball. Let it dry completely…like maybe an hour or so.

5. Grab something to pierce the holes wit. I used a long, thick kid’s needle.

6. Then string the beading elastic through each one. Tie a tight overhand knot.

7. Cut the ends. Then take a little bit of satin ribbon and tie a bow around it.

Here is one using 1" wooden balls. It is a little large…but fun and funky also.





Comments

  1. Stephanie says:

    Cute!

  2. ~Bobbi~ says:

    I wonder if I can tackle this? It looks so cute that it almost looks hard. GREAT idea!

  3. Your cool friend Cheryl says:

    Cute idea!

  4. I just knew you could figure those out!! Yet another thing to add to your etsy site. :)

  5. Heh-heh-heh…
    You said "Balls."

  6. Me LIKEY!!! Add em to your store!! I have tons of "leftover" yarn this year from all of my blanket making and that is another great way to use it up!!!
    Macey
    PS I'm into the !!! thing today I think.

  7. Andrea P. says:

    I could see using this idea using Styrofoam balls and make a larger scale wreath for the holidays!

  8. [email protected] says:

    Oh that is cute and cozy looking. I love it! I also really like the pp's idea of using the same technique to make a wreath, what a great idea. I'll be linking.

  9. Candice says:

    Oh I just love this, just think of the color combos you could do! Thanks, your blog is great!

  10. amybluestar says:

    Must repost! This is awesome. As usual.

  11. Christie says:

    Fabulous Job! They are very cute!!

  12. Rachael W. says:

    That's adorable! I'm always trying to figure out what to do with my left over yarn. Love it!

  13. Holy cow! That is the cutest thing ever! I love it! Thanks for linking up to my party!

  14. Cute!!

  15. V and Co. says:

    so cute!

  16. Wes and Dani says:

    Wow, I totally just thought of a new spin on these. I am going to try it and I'll link to you if I post it!

    Dani
    craftrookie.blogspot.com

  17. Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com says:

    So cute!!

  18. my makeup story says:

    omg! it's so cute! I like it.
    mymakeupstory.blogspot.com

  19. Sassy Sites! says:

    This is adorable! I could go crazy with making these… one for each holiday! :)

  20. Those are cute! My girls…and probably even my boys would love to make these. I was thinking they would look cute hanging from ribbon on our French doors, a little bit of Holiday color…but I also like Andrea P's idea of using larger styrofoam balls.

  21. Ooh, fun. I think I like the white one the best… it makes me think of courdoroy. :)

  22. The Beading Gem says:

    The colorful one is my favorite. I`m not sure if I can tackle this project as I am bound to get glue everywhere! But I will link in a future posts so other craftier people can come visit!

    Pearl

  23. Craft Passion says:

    I made something similar at the same time http://www.craftpassion.com/2010/11/crochet-bead-necklace-pattern-tutorial.html. It is also made from beads but I crochet a shell to cover it and string them into necklace!!!
    Crafty woman think the same LOL

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