Wednesday, August 1, 2012

DIY String Lanterns

DIY String Lanterns

 Materials You Will Need:
  •         Yarn
  •         Glue
  •         Corn Starch
  •         Warm Water
  •         Balloons
  •         Dental Floss/ Fishing Line
  •         Clear Fast Drying Spray Paint
  •         Cooking Spray Oil or Vaseline

Step 1:
         Mix ½ cup of warm water with ½ cup of corn starch and 6 oz. of glue. Stir in a bowl.

Step 2:

         Blow up the balloons into different sizes. Tie either the dental floss or fishing line at the end of the balloon. Cover the balloon in cooking spray oil. (Or Vaseline)

Step 3:
      Start an assembly line with a partner. Have one person dip the yarn into the glue mixture as the other one wraps it around the balloons. Start by wrapping the string vertically first and then horizontally. For a seamless effect, tuck the edges of the yarn underneath other strands. Try to keep the string tight.

Step 4:
         Once you have wrapped all of the balloons up, and have them hanging to dry, let them dry overnight, or for 24 hours.

Step 5:
         Pop the balloons. Spray the string lanterns with the clear spray paint, and hang from the ceiling. Et Voila!

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