DIY Paper Lantern


When organizing an impressive wedding, you also need a budget as big as possible. However, there are several ways you can avoid going bankrupt. If you’re a person who likes handmade thing, you can create the decoration yourself. For this, however, you need some patience and time. Of course, you must not leave this for the last minute, as it can become a burden.
In order to save some money, we present you a great idea: make some balls out of strings. What you’ll need are balloons, colored thread, thick and glue!
First step is to dilute the glue with water and put the thread in the mix. You also need disposable gloves to protect your hands. Once you inflate the balloon, pull the thread a little bit out of the glue bath and wrap it around the balloon without a specific model, taking care to leave some areas uncovered. After that, you have to leave it a few hours to dry. After the thread has been hardened, crush the balloon and remove it. The thread will take the of it shape and will look like a globe.
Depending on your preferences, you can create balls of any size and color. I love this idea and think it would be a fabulous way to decorate for wedding or other special occasion. Happy crafting!


16 Responses to “DIY Paper Lantern”

  1. irfan says:

    i am getting problem while making this when i remove the air from the ball the thread gets attached to the ball you said ( what is that delite glue with water ) can u help me for that bcoz i am interested in making hand made things

    • Tanya says:

      not sure about the ball but you can also do this with balloons much easier 🙂

    • ivette says:

      Apply a bit of Vaseline to the ball before.

    • michelle says:

      dilute glue with water means to make glue runny by adding water

    • Katrine says:

      You could put some oil or vaseline on the balloon/ball first, then the thread won’t stick to the ball/balloon.

    • paola says:

      io le faccio con i palloncini gonfiabili la loro gomma è piu leggera. io li buco e si staccano facilmente se invece la lampada palla la faccio con la carta velina prima di appoggiare sul palloncino .metto una strato di pellicola trasparente alimentare

    • K-bug says:

      Spray woth cooking spray first. String will still conform to round shape without sticking to ball. Use ball for a completely round shape-if that is what you want.

  2. stelios says:

    what kind of glou i have to you use;;

    a mod podge is good for this job;;

  3. Faith says:

    What kind of light fixture do you use.

    • K-bug says:

      Hardware stores have light kits. Or lamp kits. It is usually has an electrical cord with the light socket on the end. Buy cord first, so you know how big to make hole.

  4. Shirley says:

    The string ball is easy enough, its how to attach it to the light cable / fitting that befuddles me!

  5. Cece says:

    I use white “Elmer’s Glue” … not the school glue, I mix 1 part water to 3 parts glue

  6. matthew says:

    PVA glue would work well as it dilutes in water and is non toxic

  7. Salem says:

    You can also do this yarn trick on a smaller scale using eggs instead of balloons and make some pretty colored centerpieces for Easter. Then you don’t have to worry about how to attach the light fixture… 🙂

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  9. Sona says:

    Which thred should I yse plz tell me.

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