balloon paper lanterns

I am enchanted by these tissue paper lanterns made by Kleas. She used watered-down glue, tissue, and balloons (classic papier-mache style), then when they were dry, punched holes and strung yarn, then hung them from sticks. They are so bright and fun. I bet my kids would have a lot of fun making these! They would also be great wedding or other party decorations. I bet they’d look cute if you used small balloons, too. For safety’s sake, I would use battery operated tea lights inside them, or ooh, what about dismantling those solar lights and putting them inside? [how to make tissue paper lanterns] [via]

Project Estimate:

  • Balloons, on hand or $1
  • Tissue paper, on hand or $1
  • Glue, on hand
  • Yarn, on hand
  • Battery-operated tea lights, $1 for 2

Total: $1 and up

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