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    • sethsgran
    • By sethsgran 12th Oct 16, 7:24 AM
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    Outdoor Vine Ball
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    Outdoor Vine Ball 12th Oct 16 at 7:24 AM
    Hi I am wanting to make one of the vine balls for outside, will put lights on it. I am very creative but no idea with flowers etc. I don't have access to a grape vine so what else could I use. Would the vine need to be fresh to be flexible. I am hinting of fastening 2 hanging baskets together to get the rounded shape then work from there. It's what materials to use that is my dilemma

    http://www.lynneknowlton.com/diy-grapevine-lighting-balls-what-a-bright-idea/

    Any tips please?
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    • MoJo
    • By MoJo 13th Oct 16, 5:00 PM
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    Could you glue string or garden twine (the rough stuff) around a balloon then pop the balloon when it's dry - a bit like you do with papier mache? I can see it in my head but it's hard to explain.

    A bit like this -
    http://www.nzgirl.co.nz/know/our-favourite-diy-string-ball-chandeliers/
    • MrsTinks
    • By MrsTinks 13th Oct 16, 7:19 PM
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    Well the site suggests doing it out of wire too - like fencing wire The after that I would say willow like that used for baskets - you may need to soak it for a bit. You could use wire as a very basic skeleton and then fill with willow That should work
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    • sethsgran
    • By sethsgran 19th Oct 16, 8:16 AM
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    • 19th Oct 16, 8:16 AM
    Thanks for the tip of softening the wood. I have bought a wreath, quite good price that I will strip down, and soak.
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