Pintern Summer Challenge: Lace Doily Candle Holder

A couple weeks ago, I saw this beautiful, delicate, and simple DIY for a lace doily candle holder on Pinterest, and I knew I had to try it. It seemed easy enough!

What You’ll Need:

 
Lace doilies
A balloon
Mod Podge
A foam brush
Cleaning supplies
A LOT of patience
 
 
 

What You’ll Do:

Step One: Blow up your balloon. After, soak your doilies in the Mod Podge. And really, really soak it in.

Step Two: Cover the balloon with your sticky doilies. I used three.

At this point, you probably don’t have enough Mod Podge on your doilies, and they aren’t sticking to each other or to the balloon. But fear not! The next part is very messy, but it keeps everything down.

Step Three: Take your foam brush and drench the entire surface with more Mod Podge. Keep adding Mod Podge until you can’t see the balloon.

Step Four: Find someplace to let the balloon dry. The DIY suggested hanging it from a lamp, but since all the lights here at BNCollege are in the ceiling, I made a little stand from a paper plate (time to get creative!).

Step Five: Once your doilies have dried (I left it overnight), pop the balloon. This is where my troubles began…

Step Six: Aaaannndddd… it’s stuck. Looks like the doilies imploded with my balloon.

I think it’s safe to say that this is not how this pin is supposed to turn out. But that’s ok! We’ve all gotta fail occasionally and now you can learn from my mistakes!

Check back for more Pintern Summer Challenges coming your way this summer! Have any project ideas for us? Facebook or Tweet us using the hashtag #PinternChallenge!

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