DIY with Balloons part II
Yes! We have more cute crafts and lovely ideas to do with balloons! Today, I will tell you about 4 super easy projects to try. Ready? Then let’s get started!
1- String Balloon Lamps
You will need:
-Balloons of any color. The smaller, the better!
-White glue for craft work
-Cotton thread. Use any color you like
- Inflate the balloons. Use as many balloons as you need.
- Mix water with white glue in a bowl. Try not to use too much liquid.
- Cut the strings and dab with glue mixture in water.
- Then cover balloons with string until the entire balloon is wrapped.
- Let dry for at least 8 hours and when it is rigid and dry, poke the balloon with a safety pin.
You can make wreaths, centerpieces, christmas decorations and lanterns. There is another option: If you like the idea, add colorful glitter and/ or sequins. Warning! This process is messy but beautiful. You have to be patient because while the thread is wet, the balloon wrapping is very weak and can easily unravel.
This lantern is made from woven crochet lace.
The amount of lace lanterns and balloons will depend on how many lanterns you want to make.
- The idea is similar to the previous one. You need to prepare a mixture of water with white glue. Then embed the lace with it.
- Wrap the lace around the inflated balloon.
- Let dry for 24 hours if possible and when rigid, poke the balloon with a safety pin. As I said in a previous post, this is my favorite part of the project.
Add a small candle inside and enjoy your beautiful lace lantern!
3- Flower pot
Use multicolored balloons in whatever colors you like and any glass vases in disuse.
It is as simple as covering the vase or bottle with the balloon. Then push the tip inside for a modern and chic look! The size of the balloons will depend on the size of the recipient used.
4- Chocolate Layered Tulips
I do not know if this is the best idea, but it is certainly the most delicious! You will need:
-Chocolate covering (milk, bitter or semi-bitter, white…whichever one you prefer)
-Use as many balloons as you would like to make the tulips! Tip: They work much better if they are small in size.
1.Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave following the instructions on the recipient.
2.Dip each balloon base in chocolate. It is necessary to dip each balloon a couple times. Ideally it should be 3 layers.
- In a cookie tray, add a spoonful of chocolate and form a circle. These will be the bases of your tulips. Place the chocolate layered balloons in the bases as the picture shows.
- Let dry at room temperature for at least 4 to 5 hours and when the chocolate is dry… bam! poke the balloons with a safety pin and the tulips will be ready. These chocolate bases will allow you to make sophisticated treats. You can serve them with ice cream, strawberries and cream or whatever tasty treats you would like!
Until the next time!