While I might have taken on the epic challenge of a DIY wedding, to be honest, since then I’ve been a little DIY wary! But when I spotted the amazing lace balloons that talented stylist, Catalina Bloch created for their beautiful inspiration shoot, I realised some DIY projects are too good not to try! Catalina has very kindly shared her secrets on how to create these beauties, so be sure to use the wisdom wisely and give it a go! They would be the perfect decor accent to a ceremony or reception! Thanks so much Cat, take it away…
Image Credit: Anne-Marie Bouchard of AMBphoto
What you will need:
- Lace – I would suggest getting one with a defined repeating pattern that can easily be cut into pieces. I used 1 meter of lace per 3 foot balloon
- Wall Paper Glue and lots of it! (make sure it dries clear)
- A soft paint brush
- Wax Paper
- 3 foot balloons in white x 3
- A place to hang said 3 foot balloons
Learn from my mistakes – I had the balloons filled with helium hoping that they would float but the lace makes them WAY to heavy for that. Also, it make it very hard to work on when they were floating. I would suggest you not fill them with helium and just used good old regular air.
Here is what you will need to do.
Cut the lace out so that you have small pieces to work with. This will ensure that you have a nice round and flat lace balloon with no folds. Mine turned out to be kinda triangular and it worked great. Once you have all your pieces cut out you can start.
Start By GENEROUSLY coating the lace in wall paper glue.
Apply the lace onto the balloon next and I would suggest starting from the top and working your way down. My picture is the opposite since my balloons floated first….
Repeat those steps until the entire balloon is covered in lace.
Here you can see where all my seams are but you won’t notice them from far away.
Once your entire balloon in covered go back over any pieces that are sticking up with your paint brush. Then let dry for 24 hours & enjoy!
So there you go, looks pretty straight forward right? Will any of you be giving them a go this weekend?! Let us know how it worked out!
Image credits and DIY directions: Catalina Bloch, Photographic Stylist