This solar powered yarn lantern is cheap and easy to make whilst providing safety on your streets!
These are the materials you will need :
~25ft. YARN per Chandelier
1 Balloons per Lantern
Mod podge/Elmers Glue OR Cornstarch and glue
Spray paint optional
Light bulb Solar panel
Step 1: Inflate the Balloon!
Inflate the balloon to the size of your liking, or create the shape that you want if you have balloon animal balloons
Step 2: Mix Your Glue Mixture
Pour Mod Podge and elmers glue or cornstartch and glue into a mixing bowl or container. Tip: you can use water to dilute your mixture as a little bit of glue goes a long way.
Step 3: Vaseline on Balloon
Completely cover your balloon with Vaseline in order for the yarn to not stick when the balloon is removed
Step 4: Wrap It Up!
You can start a little assembly line with friends by one of you feeding the yarn through the glue mix and giving to another person to wrap it around the balloon.
Start by wrapping the balloon vertically, slowly changing to horizontally. For a seamless look, tuck the ends of the twine under one of the wrapped strings.
Step 5: Dry
Hang your balloon up on somewhere like a tree or inside, high and dry on a string.
Step 6: Spray Paint: Optional
Spray paint your yarn lantern after it has dried for at least 24 hours if you want to add some personality to it.
Step 7: Attach a Light! and HANG UP
Cut a hole in the top of the lantern large enough so a light bulb can fit through.
We bought one of those solar powered lawn lamps that you stick in the ground, took the light off the tops (which are attached to the small solar panel) and glued it on top of the lantern :D
We also have attached a reflector at the bottom to intensify the light transmitted through, tin foil or any reflective material will work as well.
Hot glue a solar light to the top of the lantern, while attaching strings to hang up the lanterns on your tree or sheperds hook !!
We got our solar Light from the top of a Solar Powered Lawn light!!!