Easy Peasy DIY String Spheres

Now here’s a wedding reception idea worth trying out, chic DIY string spheres.

Joyful Weddings and Events developed this gorgeous idea after taking part in a DIY design challenge where the guidelines were to create a modern table-scape that focused on something besides flowers. These string spheres look so fancy it’s hard to believe they’re DIY’ed and only cost pennies to create.

To recreate this, blow up a balloon, dip string into a glue mixture, wind the string around the balloon, pop the balloon and voila you’ll have some instant beauty. For those of you who are visual learners, check out Wednesday Custom Designs for a step by step tutorial.


Another fabulous trick is to customize this idea by adding food coloring or dye to the glue mixture. You can hang these string spheres as chandeliers, fill a glass vase with them on your table, or tie them to the ceremony chairs – the possibilities are simply endless.



{Wedding reception ideas 1 by Jasmine Star; via Joyful Weddings and Events; wedding reception ideas 2 & 3 via Wednesday Custom Designs}

If you decide to try these out, we’ed love to see your photos, so please share them on our Facebook Fan Page. Happy DIY’ing.

  1. I made your string spheres and absolutely love them!!!
    Im putting a candle inside them and using them as my centrepieces for my wedding!! Thank you for sharing this and keep up the good work,

  2. April says:

    Does anyone know if you could use a narrow width lace to do these? Granted, you would need a lot of rolls of lace, but still – just curious how that would turn out…

  3. Marcela says:

    Oh what a fab idea. I don’t see why this wouldn’t work! Would love to see the result!

  4. Hannah says:

    Where did you get those balloons? I cannot find any small, perfectly round balloons anywhere.

  5. casi says:

    How do you get it to look like, all string, no balloon?

  6. Marcela says:

    Hi Casi, You need to pierce the balloon after you have covered it with the string!

  7. shelley says:

    Hello, I was wondering how you would go about putting objects in the middle of the spehere? Such as starfish and shells?

  8. Carrie says:

    Hi, I am in Australia and have just bought liquid starch from the shops however it is the consistency of water. Is that the same as the starch you use? Thanks

  9. Stephanie says:

    I can no longer access the step-by-step information on this project. Can you please post the glue recipe? Thank you so much!

  10. Marcela says:

    Here is the updated link – Wednesday Custom Design.

  11. Denis says:

    Thank you for sharing this! Amazing shots! Love x

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