DIY String-Ball Chandelier


You can make a lot of great things out of strings as it is a cheap material and there are a lot of nice DIY projects on the internet based on it. This next project also uses strings and the outcome of it is quite spectacular. You will learn how to make a string-ball cahndelier that will look great in your garden at a party and even at more classy celebrations such as weddings. So if your are planning to have a party or are a party planner, this next tutorial could be a really useful one. We advice you to make this project on a sunny day as it could get a bit messy if you choose to do it inside. So wait for a nice day and make this project outside if it is possible. You will need: balloons, sharpie, scissors, cotton yarn, white glue, half a cup of corn starch, ¼ a cup of warm water, something that you can stir with, petroleum jelly, spray paint, fishing line and a container. The first step is to blow up one balloon. Then take the sharpie and draw a circle around the knot of the balloon, this will be the place where you will insert the lightbulb or any other lighting piece. Mix together the corn starch with the glue and the warm water. Cover the balloon with petroleum jelly. Now you will take the yarn, dip it in the glue mix and start covering the balloon with it. Make sure you cover the end and the start of the yarn by putting it under other pieces of the yarn. Wrap the yarn horizontally then vertically around the balloon. Leave everything to dry for 1 day and pop the balloon at the end. Spray the ball with spray paint ant that is all. Now all is left of to insert the lightbulb and find a nice place in your garden where you can hang your amazing string chandelier.




22 Responses to “DIY String-Ball Chandelier”

  1. Amanda HelmiBM says:

    Wow. That is amazing. How do I find you on Facebook?

  2. amna says:

    is white glue important ?

  3. shelly says:

    I have same questionas amna, is white glue important? My other question is to what size light bulb are you using, and how are you putting a light bulb inside it without a light bulb socket?

    • erin says:

      Shelly – You can buy light fixtures that are just a long cord with the plug in on one end and the light bulb socket at the other end. You plug them into the wall and then hang a hook or something from the ceiling to hang these types of shades.

    • LISA says:

      can you add food color to the glue

  4. Bhumi says:

    is white glue important ?

  5. carol says:

    hi, creative one. Is there an alternative for the corn starch?

  6. zahra from iran says:

    thankyou very much

  7. Justyna says:

    Sugar is also good! My Mom made this in 89′ (red color).

  8. Barb says:

    I am wondering what the Fishing Line is for?? I didn’t see where it said it was used?? Love this, would like to try it 🙂

  9. amber says:

    would yarn work for this project and also what kind of glue

  10. swarada says:

    approx. how much time required for stiffening & what is the proportion of white glue?
    i have made it with balloons but it is not in round shape . Any option for balloons?

  11. Leah says:

    Can you substitute flour for cornstarch?

  12. aliza says:

    wat is corn starch and where do I get it

  13. bhanu says:

    how can we insert the bulb in to it? could u plzzz tel me? how is the process?

  14. Angela says:

    how much white glue do you need to use?

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