I'm Crafty Advent Calendar - Dec 8!

Wow! What an amazing DIY find! Thanks to the fab blog Do's Family for this fabulous lamp idea, it would make a great pressie for that vintage loving friend who's just moved into a new house.! The lamp is easy to make and truly a beauty.
First we used a huge balloon that I bought at a party store.
Then you collect all the old doilies crochet or lace small tablecloths.

Paint them with lots of wallpaper glue so they are soaked.
Hang the balloon on a string and put the soaked lace on the balloon. They have to overlap each other so they will stick together and connect.
I always put on another coat of extra glue when they are all on the balloon.
Just to be sure.
Then wait for a while. Maybe a whole night.
Pop the balloon when the glue is dry. And attach a nice looking cord and lamp fitting.
Voilá a new lamp!
Happy crafting!

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely adore this and I'm desperate to try it! How do you fit a light fitting in? Do you have to cut a big hole in the top! I'd be worried about breaking it! Thanks! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk