DIY Floating Message in a Bottle for the One You Love

Make a DIY floating message in a bottle for Valentine's dayI love Valentine’s Day, and the truth is, I always have. Even when I was single, broke, and in no position to treat my self or anyone else – I tresured the holiday. Here’s why: It’s a holiday centered on love. That’s basic and not exclusionary. So, for years I’ve used the day as an invitation to tell the ones nearest and dearest to me how much they mean to me; a love letter to the ones I love. Continue Reading

Make a String-Ball Chandelier

twine yarn ball lanterns

Jessica took the string ball idea and ran with it, creating a gorgeous string ball chandelier. The chandeliers were the perfect addition to the outdoor dining experience, but they would be equally pretty inside as well.     

To make them, Jessica says we’ll need the following:


  • Big balloon[s]
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Cotton yarn
  • 4 oz. White school glue
  • 1/2 cup of Corn starch
  • 1/4 cup of Warm water
  • Something to stir with
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Clear fast drying spray paint
  • Hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product)
  • Container for mixing


For the entire tutorial, visit Wednesday Custom Design. Continue Reading

Make a Balloon-Boy Lamp


Several years ago, PID was selling something called the ‘World View Lamp’. It consisted of a mylar balloon filled with helium with a light source tethered to its bottom. You could reel out the cord from which the light was attached to make a high light or reel it up to make a low light. PID doesn’t seem to be offering the lamp anymore, but because of recent events, they probably should. Although, at $800 a pop, you might just want to make your own. Continue Reading