This is hoisted from the archives. I’m busy with family get-togethers this weekend and having lots of fun.
If you are a fan of the mid-century modern look you might want to try your hand at this globe lamp shade made of string. Designers charge a lot for similar lamps made with more permanent materials.
As some commenters said, you can make Christmas ball ornaments this way. We used to make Easter egg decorations making them look like large Easter eggs with an opening in the front. Then you put fake grass & a few candies and/or bunnies, etc. inside. These would be good to practice on.
I like that it’s made from crochet thread because you can choose from many colors. I do like the light green one shown.
Be sure to read all the reviews for suggestions on making this last longer. It does not last long in humid conditions made with most of the suggested media. I’d try out some smaller ones with smaller balloons to see what works best. It’s a good chance to perfect your technique too. Your kids might like making some of these for their rooms or for the family room. Have fun!