These are not your Gramma's Doily's!
To Make These Lanterns:
Step 1: Take your rubber ball or balloon and place it in a small dish to keep it steady while you work. Put a piece of wax paper underneath the ball to protect the dish. Begin placing the doilies on the ball, making sure the edges slightly overlap. This is what will keep the orb together after the fabric stiffener dries.
Step 2: Once you have the doilies arranged how you want them, pour some fabric stiffener onto the palate or wax paper. Start painting the fabric stiffener onto the doily, ensuring you cover every bit, otherwise it won’t harden and the uncoated parts will sag.
Step 3: Leave a small opening somewhere to insert your LED tea light.
Step 4: Let the doilies dry overnight to ensure they are COMPLETELY dry.
Step 5: Once the doilies are dry, use a blade to pop the balloon/rubber ball. Carefully pull the ball out through the hole you left open in the doilies. And Vio'la!
You can even attach a ribbon to hang them around your event!
How much do you guys love these lanterns?!?