NAILED IT OR FAILED IT: A Unique (But Messy) Christmas Decoration

If you don’t like to get your hands sticky, this may not be the craft for you. I found myself washing my hands A LOT. However, if you want to see Jonathan and Eric play with glue – watch this:

img_5133If you're like me, you're in the middle of decorating your home for the holidays. I spent the entire day this past Sunday putting up my Christmas tree while my husband was out golfing. Yes, golfing. Don't ask.

I was thinking about going to the store to look for some more decorations, but I really didn't want to change out of my pajamas (right?) so I started looking around online for a DIY project.

yarn-pumpkinsI found this one on One Little Project. It's for yarn pumpkins, but I thought I could try yarn ornaments on our Nailed It Or Failed It Segment on WQAD News 8 at 11am with my Co-Anchor Jonathan Ketz and Storm Track 8 Meteorologist Eric Sorensen.

According to the website, all you need is yarn, glue, and a balloon. It doesn't really get any easier than that! However, I quickly found out it got messy.

I tried these out two nights before our segment and I'm really glad I did. It took some time to figure out how to get the balloon in the right spot, because I could use both hands to wrap the yarn around the balloon - and that yarn was coated in glue. And unlike our last craft, it wasn't a tasty mess.

If you can get past the mess though, I think these are a really cool craft. The blog says to let them sit for at least 24 hours. I would double that time to 48 hours. I found it was a lot easier to separate the balloon from the yarn after two days, rather than one. Also, try not to always wrap from top to bottom or else you'll get a big gathering of yarn at both ends and it warps the ball-shape a little bit. Besides that, have fun!

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