Ever since I came across this post, I’ve been wanting to do this project. Months passed by, I moved, got settled and finally tried it out! I must say, it really wasn’t as easy as it seemed… and it’s not looking too cute now. I don’t think I used enough fabric stiffener; but at least I tried it! I will try to make another one soon, but here’s a look at my first try!
Instead of individual doilies like it had it the post, I found a huge lace tablecloth that I cup apart in different shapes:
Then I soaked them with fabric stiffener and placed them on the blown up balloon:
I continued cutting out the shapes and placing them on the balloon:
Then I let it dry overnight in my kitty basket. The next day, I popped the balloon and hung the lamp. It sort of lost it’s shape, so I formed it back into a circle:
Then the top started caving in. :( Boo! Still looks pretty though, right??? ;)