The wall in front of Maggie’s desk used to have a full length mirror on it. Someone borrowed it, and it was never returned. The bare walls finally got to her, so we decided to do a little decorating. Maggie found a great print while looking at Birch + Bird of something her dad has always said to her.
Next Maggie found a fun craft project on Ruffled. On the first weekend of our spring break, we spent the day at Michael’s buying craft supplies. A few of our friends helped us out, as we took over Maggie’s living room. If you like a messy, hands-on, but very easy craft project, this is for you! It yields great results. We found more detailed instructions here. This is what you’ll need: balloons, petroleum jelly, glue (elmer’s school glue works great), corn starch, cotton yarn, and something to stir in (a disposable aluminum baking pan is what we used).
Set up some sort of creative structure to hang the balloons, they’ll need to dry overnight. To make the glue mixture combine 8 oz. of glue, a cup of corn starch, and 1/2 cup of warm water. Mix until the clumps dissolve. We were able to make 4 1/2 medium sized balloons with this. Double or triple this mixture according to how many string chandeliers you want to make.
The last thing Maggie did was buy 4 sheets of dark brown cork board, fashioning a makeshift bulletin board. This is how it all turned out!