If anyone is looking for a rustic holiday decoration, I have just the thing for you! I did these easy jute covered balloon balls and they turned out so awesome. Below you can see my step by step process from start to finish. This idea has me thinking in all kinds of creative directions using string art to decorate for the holidays. I may have to make more! In the meantime check out my picture tutorial and follow along today.
First I gathered all the supplies I needed. (See photo above)
Water Balloons, Scissors, Paint brush, Mod Podge, and Jute.
I also used rubber gloves and a tupperware container that are not pictured.
I blew up the balloons to be mini balls, and then I added the Mod Podge to the tupperware container.
I proceeded to dunk the jute into the mod podge and then wrap it around the balloon using my rubber gloves for protection.
I wrapped about 20 times.
Then I used the paint brush to reinforce the mod podge to the jute.
I let it dry for 24 hours.
Once it was all dry, I popped the balloon and removed it from the middle of the ball.
The jute stayed in place!! Woohoo!! I then used a tweezer to get any extra mod podge out of the gaps and make the ball look cleaner.
I added an ornament hook to the ball and hung it on my tree!
I created this Frosty Flakes Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create an interesting design! I hope you enjoy making your square!
A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.
Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this Granny Square:
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-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 7 inches
-This square is worked from the center outward
YO: Yarn Over
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.
Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 12 SC in ring. Sl st to 1st sc (12 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch up 1, SC in same st, *Ch 6, Sk next st, SC in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st sc. (6 ch 6 sps)
Rnd 3: In any ch 6 sp: Ch up 1 [SC, HDC, 2DC, Ch 3, 2DC, HDC, SC] in same sp, Sl St in next SC and in next CH sp, repeat from * around. Sl st to 1st SC of this round. Fasten off
Rnd 4: Starting in a DC before a chain 3 sp: Ch 1, SC in same st, ch 3, SC in same st, * [SC, Ch 5, SC] in middle ch of ch 3 sp, [SC, ch 3, SC] in next DC after Ch 3 sp, Ch 3, [SC, ch 3, SC] in next DC before a Ch 3 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sc. Fasten off. (See video tutorial for specific locations)
Rnd 5: With blue, In any 3rd ch of ch 5 sp: * Ch 10, Sl st in 3rd ch of next ch 5 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st ch of beg. ch 10.
Rnd 6: Sl st in ch 10 sp, ch up 1, [9SC, ch 3, 4 SC] in same sp, 10 SC in next ch 10 sp, [4SC, ch 3, 9 SC] in next sp, [9SC, ch 3, 4 SC] in next sp, 10 SC in next ch 10 sp, [4 SC, ch 3, 9SC] in next sp, sl st to 1st sc. (18 sc on each side)
Rnd 7: Ch up 1, SC in 1st 5 sts, (working behind your work) TR in the Ch 3 sp of round 4, SC in next 4 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] in corner, sc in next 9 sts, (working behind your work) TR in the Ch 3 sp of round 4, SC in next 9 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] in corner, SC in next 4 sts, (working behind your work) TR in the Ch 3 sp of round 4, SC in next 10 sts, TR in ch 3 sp of round 4, SC in next 4 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] in corner, SC in next 9 sts, TR in Ch 3 sp of round 4, SC in next 9 sts, [SC, ch 2, SC] in corner, SC in next 4 sts, TR in ch 3 Sp of round 4, SC in last 5 sts. Sl st to 1st sc.
Rnd 8: Ch up 2, (counts as HDC) (See video tutorial for visual instructions), HDC in each st, FPDC around each TR working in Ch 10 sp from round 5, and work [SC, ch 2, SC] in corners. Sl st to ch 2 at the beginning.
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