Colorful Yarn Chandeliers

With just a few supplies, you can make and hang Colorful Yarn Chandeliers to spruce up wherever you like to hang out! They’re a bright and beautiful way to add a unique decorative flair to your backyard barbecue or patio party!

  • Materials:
  • Yarn
  • School glue
  • Cornstarch
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Dowel rod/pole for hanging
  • Scissors
  • Balloons
  • Bowl for mixing
  • Trash bag
  • Step 1

     Blow up balloons. Fill standard size balloons to half capacity to keep a more circular shape if desired.

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  • Step 2

    Place dowel rod between two chairs to create a drying station. Place trash bag underneath drying pole to catch drips.

  • Step 3

    Tie yarn around the stems of the balloons and hang them from the dowel rod, spacing them so they do not touch the other balloons or touch the floor.

  • Step 4

    Cover each balloon in a light coating of petroleum jelly. This keeps the yarn from sticking to the balloon once it is dried and popped.

  • Step 5

    Mix the school glue (half the bottle) with approximately ½ cup of cornstarch and approximately ¼ cup of water. Add more cornstarch and glue if needed to get a thick paste.

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  • Step 6

    Dip the yarn into the glue mixture, squeeze out excess, and begin wrapping around the balloon vertically and then horizontally. Once you have covered the balloon, cut the yarn and tie to a surrounding piece near the stem.

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  • Step 7

    Allow yarn chandeliers to hang for 24 hours in a dry, covered area.

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  • Step 8

    Pop the balloons. Tap the chandeliers to flake off any dried glue crystals.

  • Step 9

    Hang the chandeliers from the trees, the rafters, or wherever else you need decoration!

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