Cover a balloon with doilies. The final result is a beautiful lantern for the home

We all love lace doilies, but did you know that you can use your lace doilies in a DIY project that will create something beautiful to decorate any room? Follow the steps below and we guarantee you won’t regret it!

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Here are the materials you’re going to need:

  • Doilies
  • Balloon
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Water
  • Flour
  • Light kit

You probably want these tools as well:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Paint brush
  • Mixing spoon
  • Measuring spoon
  • Straight pin
  • Scissors

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Step 1: Blow up the balloon to its full size.

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Step 2: Cover the balloon with petroleum jelly.

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Step 3: Add one bottle of Elmer’s glue to a mixing bowl.

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Step 4: Add one tablespoon of flour to the bowl.

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Step 5: Add two spoons of water.

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Step 6: Mix, mix, and mix!

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Step 7: Place the doilies on the balloon.

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Step 8: Use a brush to paint glue on top of the doilies to hold them in place.

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Step 9: Use more doilies to cover the rest of the balloon. Make sure there’s no space between the doilies.

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Step 10: When the glue is dried, use a straight pin and pop the balloon.

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Step 11: Carefully remove the balloon from the lantern.

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Step 12: Add a lightbulb to the bottom of the lantern.

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Congratulations, you now have a beautiful lantern to hang in your room.

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[Source: Seventeen]

Patricia Lynn
Patricia Lynn is a senior writer at Shareably. Patricia is based out of San Francisco and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.

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