Craft 1

February 24, 2011

To make, cover doilles in wallpaper glue, glue them to balloon, pop balloon when dry and...viola. You could also hang one of those IKEA hanging bulbs on a wire like in the photo and have a new original pendant lamp. I'd recommend applying flame retartdant spray and I'd probably stay away from doing this with paper if you're going to make it into a lamp. 

Oooo, you could get one of those 3' balloons like I got for Embellish Your Knits Month Day 17 and make a GIANT version. Possibilities!

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Bean said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous, better than the string one I saw in Better Homes and Garden mag!!

Bren said... Best Blogger Tips

One of the prettiest uses for doilies I've seen. Thank you for sharing the idea.

Gracey said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW! Gorgeous!

Sylvia-Louise said... Best Blogger Tips

Fantastic! I'm ready to go get the supplies to do this right now!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

The new compact florescent bulbs have little or no heat, so would be perfect for these shades. I am going to make one for my granddaughter's bedroom.

Joyce said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE it, but how would you change the lightbulb?

Ana said... Best Blogger Tips

This is beautiful! I have to make this.

~april said... Best Blogger Tips

I am not a huge doily fan, but i AM a huge fan of this idea!

Popbabe7 said... Best Blogger Tips


It's very nice, but I think you meant VOILA not Viola. These two workds in French have a very different meaning.

Meg said... Best Blogger Tips

Um. SO COOL! I'm totally doing this next Winter.

Although, now that I think about it, this would be great year-round in a nursery, screened-in-porch, or dining room. The wheels in my brain are turning... :)

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