I woke up to the first snow of the season last week and couldn’t help but get a little excited for the magical, wintery days ahead. It’s still a bit warm to line the walks with these crystal-like beauties, but come December, you better believe I’m making a whole bunch of DIY ice lanterns!
You only need two simple materials to make your own sculptural ice lanterns: balloons and, you guessed it, water. Check out what to do next over on Willow Day!
Who says you need to have a party to hang a few of these awesome tissue paper lanterns around? I would keep them up all of the time! These DIY paper lanterns were made as party decor by Jenny Batt, but, like I said, there’s no stopping you from proudly displaying them year-round. Life’s a party anyway, right? The materials needed are pretty basic: just some tissue paper, double-sided tape, and fishing line. Check out the full how-to over on Oh Happy Day!
First that outdoor deck/daybed makeover and now these outdoor star lanterns… I think it’s safe to say we’re itching for warmer weather! While sunshine and blue skies are still a few weeks (or months) off, that doesn’t mean we can’t start perfecting our paper-folding skills. I, for one, am definitely going to try my hand at these paper star lanterns!
Nike had been pining over a lantern she’d seen at Ballard Design. The pricetag, however, was a little steep ($59-$79), so Nike decided to make one. You’ll never guess what she used to do it either. Have an idea? To see if you guessed right, take a look at the supplies list:
I know what you are thinking: paper and outdoors?? Well, perhaps not permanantly, but for those non-rainy summer gatherings, you will want your outdoors do be as fun and welcoming as your indoors. Paper is inexpensive, comes in a bazillion varieties, and makes a big impact! Here’s a big tip: start with a ready-made paper lantern and gussy it up a bit!
Aunt Peaches made this lovely ruffly lotus lantern using–of all things–cupcake liners. She assures us making one is pretty hard to mess up. The trick is the spacing of the cups, which must be allowed to dry properly.
This particular 36″ diameter lantern, required 300 standard muffin cups plus 100 mini muffin cups. To stick ’em in place, Peaches recommends using TACKY glue. For more tips on making your project a successful one, head on over to Peach’s place.Continue Reading
For more great makeovers of secondhand stuff, check out Curbly’s own Make It! Secondhand Chic, on sale for $9.99. In it, we’ll show you how to transform common thrift-store finds into useful, stylish gems. Continue Reading