The string slipped off the balloon and didn't have enough grip to hold onto itself as we wrapped more and more around. The Stiffy product used, dripped all over our bathroom floor (we placed it over our shower from a hanger to dry) and was difficult to saturate the string once it was already on the balloon. All in all, we were excited that we made a neat new thing, but disgruntled about the details of process.
Enters Crafty Nest and their tutorial for the same idea, but with products and a method that appear far more durable and easy to use. Instead of a balloon a play ball is used, and instead of thin embroidery string, stronger hemp is used. You'll get your hands dirty along the way, but it seems like a much easier process from start to finish!
Check out all the details, including some fabulous photos taking during the process over at Crafty Nest.
(Images: Crafty Nest)