Oh dear wedding …

Thank God for presidents day! I’m exhausted but excited to share all the cool things we did for our DIY rustic wedding!

We hit the road Friday night to spend the weekend at my parent’s house with family and friends to work on what seemed an endless list of DIY wedding ideas, let me tell you, the list was really long ….

DIY wedding to do list

We started with the twine lanterns. After searching all over the internet and not getting an exact response on how to make them I decided to make them my own way! I based my idea from hers

Twine lanterns


  • Twine (I used yarn)
  • Round balloons
  • Vaseline or petroleum jelly
  • Glue
  • Corn starch
  • Marker (we didn’t use it :/ )
  • Something to cover the floor
  • A big area to hang the lanterns
  • Mixing bowl
  • Lots of patience 😀


1. Cover the floor and gather the materials. we used a big space because we read the project was messy, and it sure was!


2. Blow up the balloon to desired size. Cut a good amount of twine or yarn and attach the tip to the balloon’s tip, smile like a weirdo and say Cheese!! 🙂



3. In the bowl mix 1/4 cup of water, 1/2 cup of cornstarch and glue (we used about 1/2 bottle). mix well until all the cornstarch has dissolved and the mixture is smooth. We were so excited we forgot to take pictures :/

4. Apply the Vaseline or petroleum jelly to the balloon, we did it to the top, bottom and side parts to allow the yarn to stick.

step 4

5. Make sure you untangle the yarn/twine before you dip it in the cornstarch. Dip it in and let it soak for a few seconds. Now is when the messy part begins .. slowly start rotating the balloon in all directions and wrap the yarn/twine hard around it.

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  • this step was really hard because the string kept falling off so we decided to do it little by little, so we hanged it in the sun to dry every 30 minutes until it looked how we wanted.ballon 1

    6. We hanged it to dry in the sun for a whole day and here it is …


    we also worked on some signs to guide our guest over to the ranch as well as finding the lamp that will turn into a chandelier. Here is a sneak peak 😉 but be sure to come back to see the finish product hubby

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