Originally I made it for above my reading chair in our living room:
So I began to look for other places to put the sisal pendant. It sat on my craft table for a few months before it hit me, here, this dark little hallway that has sported a stylish bare compact fluorescent bulb since we moved in...
Thank you for indulging me, now onto the practical details of making the pendant.
I used this type of sisal twine:
It's pretty thick and much stiffer than hemp twine but it wasn't super hard to manipulate.
I used gloss mod podge because that's what I had, and I had and used A LOT (I think 2 jars):
I let is dry for 2 full days before touching it.
Then I poked the ball with my index finger through the little openings to get it to un-stick from the ball. This was pretty time consuming. I just kept poking until I was pretty sure there weren't any areas of the ball still sticking to the ball.
Then I deflated the ball (stuck it with a knife....if I had been more patient I would have tracked down our ball pump needle and drained the air that way, but alas I'm impatient and so I just popped it).
Once it was deflated I gently peeled the ball out through the opening very carefully making sure not to yank any areas that were still sticking to the sisal.
And that's pretty much it!
If you make one, I'd love to know your thoughts and any new ways that you learned to make it easier.
My friend Molly made one for her living room and it turned out great: