Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Balloon lantern

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I love this little lantern come lamp shade. It's one of many reasons why I'm now keen to see out the summer and welcome the autumn. Miles doesn't get to see it in the dark as currently it's still light when he goes to bed.
They are very easy to make. We blew up a balloon and mixed some pva half and half with water. We tore up some tissue paper and added a few layers to the balloon. Once dried you can burst and remove the balloon. Some people use them the other way round to what we have and place candles in them. I didn't fancy this as a shade made from glue and tissue paper will of course be super flammable. Instead we have placed our 'balloon shade' over a tiny flat battery night light and it shines through beautifully.

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