Whimsical lights to make any space feel a little romantic.
My friend got me the prettiest little white lanterns made out of string—I love them, so I decided to try to make some more myself. This project is messy and time consuming and sometimes a little frustrating (aren’t you excited to do it now?!), but the end result is well worth the glue covered hair/clothes/body (really, I promise). I made a string of different sized small balls and put them on white Christmas lights, but you could also make bigger lanterns or even just make a bunch in different sizes to hang from the ceiling without lights.
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Cover the balloon in Vaseline/Crisco so that the string doesn’t stick to the balloon once it’s dry. Coat the string in your glue mixture as you wrap it around the balloon. Begin by wrapping vertically and slowly begin to wrap horizontally. Wrap until there are no large holes. If you are planning on putting lights into your lanterns, make sure there is a hole big enough to insert them.
Allow the lanterns to dry until they are completely hard. Use a needle/knife to pop the balloons and pull them out carefully. You may need to use tweezers, depending on the size of the holes you left. There will most likely be a bit of dried glue in the holes. If this bugs you, you can use a knife to carefully scrape it out. It looks a little weird up close, but I decided to leave them on mine because it looks really nice when the light shines through them.