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DIY String Chandeliers Made of Yarn

Do you know that you can easily make a gorgeous twine chandeliers using balloons, glue, twine and some paint? Such lanterns would really awesome decorations as for indoors as for outdoors.


  • Balloons
  • Glue
  • Yarn
  • Tray for glue
  • 1/2 cup of Corn starch
  • 1/4 cup of Warm water
  • Clear fast drying spray paint
  • Hanging lamp cord
  • Lighting kit


  • Inflate the balloon.
  • If you’re looking to make a lampshade out of the string chandelier, use a sharpie to mark around the knot on the balloon.
  • Mix corn starch, glue and warm water together until it has a smooth texture.
  • Smear the vaseline all over your balloon until it is completely coated so th twine wet with glue won’t stick on the balloon after dry.
  • Feeding the yarn through the glue mix and wrap it around the balloon.
  • Start wrapping the balloon vertically, slowly changing to wrapping. For a seamless look, tuck the ends of the twine under one of the wrapped strings.
  • Repeat the procedure as many times as you need.
  • Wait 24 hours until the balloon has completely dried before popping balloons.
  • Spray the string chandeliers with clear fast drying spray paint.


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  1. Ximena Says:

    soooo clever!

  2. Savannah Says:

    I was just wondering how much glue you used for this?

  3. tati Says:

    love it

  4. Meghan Says:

    I love these and really want to make some for our bedroom. I like this post so much I mentioned it on my blog for things to do: http://littlebitomeghan.blogspot.com/2012/07/ickbrass.html

    Thanks for this tutorial!

  5. joe Says:

    These are fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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