Home Decor Designer Lamp Ideas

Home Decor Designer Lamp Ideas

Hi everyone
Today i’m going to show you how to make these awesome balls I’ve got a container with 2 cups of ordinary baking flour
2 cups of water and 1 cup of PVA glue. I’m going to use a yoga ball.
First we’re going to mark
3 rings out. This will create not only a base, a flat base
for it to stand on but it will create an opening to get the yoga ball back out.
Make sure you use the end that’s got the air valve Pull a little string out to the front feed it up through the bristles. Ok, now we’re ready. Let’s start by pulling the string up and laying
it across the top. Be careful not to put it inside this black
circle. We’re going to keep this blank I drew the black line so every time we turn the ball over we’ll be able to see it and not go over it. This is how it looks after 300 meters or 900 feet of string. Start noticing where all the big holes are we need to concentrate on filling
those in. They’re the weak spots on the ball. You can see there’s still plenty of holes. You can add more string if you want but I
think that’s enough. If you wanted to hang it up, at the
beginning tie the very first piece of string around the ball and make a loop above the air valve But i’m not going to hang mine up.
I’ve got a bowl, i’m going to stand it on the bowl over night Just like that. Here we are with our ball, it’s all dry now.
I left mine to dry for 3 days. It’s rock solid and sharp from the glue that’s
dried on the string. Let’s deflate the ball.
Find the valve, pull that out. Notice it coming away Ta da, there’s our designer lamp. Use a wire brush to remove excess glue Use something to poke out stubborn spots It’s finally time to paint Paint can soften the ball, it will harden upon drying so be careful to keep it’s
shape. I hope you enjoyed learning how to make these
fabulous decorating ideas Thanks for watching

40 thoughts on “Home Decor Designer Lamp Ideas

  1. Hi Nadine! I have seen this done with yarn too but I am wondering why you chose to hand paint the twine instead of buying colored yarn? Is it just preference or is there an actual reason why you prefer the twine/paint method? The reason I ask is because I am wanting to make a few of these for various spaces in our home and if they are as beautiful as you make them appear, I would like to make these for gifts for some of my family members. I know they would love such an awesome cool gift that was made especially for them and has function too! I found some yarn that is multi-colored and has some sparkle in it and wondering how that would turn out. Also, Can you share where you got such a large amount of that PVA glue, lol? 

  2. Hi Kelly,  We are pretty lucky to have a hardware store called Bunnings in Australia and New Zealand where they sell PVA  in 4 litre or 1 gallon containers.  I've seen many people using all different coloured twine but I guess you need to make sure it's not the plastic coated stuff so the glue can soak in.  I have 3 different size string balls sitting on the floor in my room and they look awesome!   The only thing with making them as gifts is they are time consuming.

  3. Awesome video!  I can't wait to make one of my own!  I have a tip; if you use a plastic container with a top, you can put the yarn and glue mixture in the container, put on the top and poke a hole through the top where you can thread the yarn through. A lot less mess.

  4. Thanks Lisa, yes i've thought of using a container with a lid but the ball often gets stuck so this way it's easy to untangle it and also the brush takes off the excess glue, making it go much further.

  5. This is the best twine ball videos that I have ever seen. The quality of your creation is amazing.

  6. Hello guys, I created a kit for creating a mood lamp based on this technique. Have a look if you like: https://www.etsy.com/it/listing/508371511/pilu-make-your-own-thread-lamp?ref=shop_home_active_1

  7. Great explanations. I have a question, I what kind of paint did you use. Can acrylic paint work if we want to put a lightbulb inside and use it as a lamp ? Thank you for sharing and for your reply. Take care

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