It's so Grandma- but so cute (and easy). This DIY Doily-Lace Lamp was inspired by the beautiful pendant lamp found at reMade USA... except this one costs you the price of a balloon, wallpaper glue & doilies... Instructions found at DOS FAMILY.
is this meant to be done with fabric or paper doillies?
You can get the light from Ikea or another store that sells paper lanters. You can purchase doilies second hand for cheap or garage sell them. You can purchase the more circular shaped balloons from most party supply stores and the punch balloons from a toy store, perhaps? What a fun project, thanks for posting!
Great Idea!!!! What a fun project! Im totally going to do this.
I just made this with my grandmother's old doilies (fabric) and unfortunately it did not turn out well, before popping the balloon I just knew it wouldn't keep its form. I have been making chandeliers recently with this same concept but with yarn that have worked out beautifully, i'd definitely recommend! Oh and the trick to making sure the doilies don't stick to the balloon is covering the entire balloon in petroleum jelly. My problem was the doilies weren't hard enough, so they started to shrivel in. I had to blow up a new balloon inside to keep the shape. How did you get the form to stay??? Oh and I should mention I used a layer of fabric mod podge, a little regular mod podge and an elmers glue+water+cornstarch combo. Then, another layer of glaze mod podge. Can't believe this didn't work out like i'd hoped:/
i tried, and it didn't work. i wasted about 50 dollars on al the supplies and was only let down at the end when i pooped the balloon the next day and the doilys all stuck to the balloon and the lantern itself caved in. word of warning, don't try this at home, kids
Wow! Who knew doilies could look so cool!
Love it! Very interesting idea!! I also work a lot with lace!! If you have time please come visit my blog, and tell me what do you think about my design. www.alzerinablog.com
This is just so creative and pretty! I found this on Pinterest and I have shared it on my blog feature Hmm... That's Pinteresting. Would love it if you could come by and check out the feature :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/10/hmm-thats-pinteresting-no4.html
I haven't tried it personally, but another site suggested coating the balloon in vaseline before applying the doilies. Also I think it said to use watered down school glue and/or corn starch, then sprayed with a clear coat once dry
Oh! and you can even tea dye the doilies first if you want more of an antique feel
This is so beautiful, I can't wait to make one for my bedroom!
what a wonderful idea!!! I love this... My great-great-grandmother made me so many doilys in the last couple of years, so now I know what I will do with them. Much love from Germany, Bee
That is amazing! Great idea and great execution! Good job :)
We did something like this in grade school years ago. It had to have been elmers glue. We wraped a blownup baloon with string. Then when it dried we popped the baloon inside it. The doilies are neet.
Very retro... Love it!!! Love the
ok so where do you get the actual lighting kit? and how do you get the lace ball to hang on the cord in the middle of the light...sorry im dumb and just need someone to tell me
So Gorgeous. These might be perfect for my wedding. I see a bridesmaids craftday coming on...
wow! super cool!
Here is the original post, with trouble shooting instructions:http://dosfamily.com/2011/01/lace-lamp
This is so beautiful & creative! A lot more easier to make than I thought, too! Can't wait to try this out. ^__^
I LOVE THIS, I WANT TO MAKE IT AS SOON AS I FIND DOILLIES.THANKS FOR SHARINGJOANNE
Now I know what to do with my all my grandmothers doilies!
Love this!! What a wonderful idea!
I absolutely adore this! How unique and so easy to make.
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