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String Lanterns

It’s amazing how easy it is to make these elegant string-globe lanterns! All you need is twine, corn starch, glue, balloons, and spray paint. Easy peasy.

Every so often I see a DIY project that really seems incredible. I think these string lanterns would be perfect for an outdoor wedding, or even for your backyard. If you are crafty and unafraid of making a mess, this project is for you. Please don't try this on your carpet-- at a minimum do it on top of tarp. You're probably best off completing this project outside. You may hang your balls either from lights, from fishing wire, or display them in a vase or bowl! The level of messiness involved in this project definitely warrants the great outdoors or a tarp covered floor in your home. However, I think you will find that the fun you had along the way and the final product makes the mess completely worth it!


  • Large Balloons
  • A Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Cotton Yarn
  • 4 oz. White School Glue
  • 1/2 cup Corn Starch
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • Something to stir with
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Clear, fast drying spray paint
  • Container for mixing glue in
  • String
String Lanterns
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