Twinkle lights can bring an immediate sense of warmth and joy to a room like no other. I love to adorn every room with them when it comes times for the holidays — and I’ve been known to drape some here and there even when the onset of winter season is way off in the distance.
Today I’m combining twinkle lights with another one of my decor loves — lace — for a beautiful decoration that’s perfect for this time of year. Here’s how to make your own lace twinkle lights!
Materials: Water balloons, lace fabric, fabric stiffener, petroleum jelly, scissors, and a needle or pin.
2. Blow up your water balloons with air and coat them in a layer of petroleum jelly. The water balloons will determine the shape of the lace spheres, so keep this in mind when it comes to size. I found that smaller balloons (like the one on the right) looked best in the end.
4. Keep wrapping until the balloon is full covered (you can overlap fabric if necessary), leaving the knotted portion of the balloon visible. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each of your balloons, then let them sit for at least 8 hours to dry — I let mine sit overnight.
6. You can pop your twinkle light right into this hole. My lace spheres all seemed to stay put on their own, but you’re having trouble getting yours to stay on your twinkle lights, you can use a needle and thread to stitch up the opening over the wire, as shown below.
More DIY ideas from the BLDG 25 Blog.
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