Outdoor Lighting

We’ve been working for a while on getting our balcony ready for summer enjoyment. I know… it’s summer already, right? Well we’re almost there. My plants are all in place, we’ve bought trellises, Thomas has cleaned all the surfaces, we’ve had a barbecue for a while now too.

Because I can’t cram any more plants into the pots I’ve already got, and I think that Thomas might stage a small plant-related mutiny if I bring any more planters into the apartment, I’ve been thinking about lighting options. We have an overhead light on our balcony (fancy!) but it’s not the subtle light that I’m envisioning. So I started googling DIY lantern ideas and found this fantastic project at pop baroque for a string of paper lanterns made from magazine pages. Finally something useful to do with my old issues of Elle Canada!

Now I’m folding paper balloons like crazy (I can’t believe I still remember how). I love the way the pictures and text on the pages fold up in unexpected ways, leaving glimpses of the images and colours and letters.

When I’m finished I’ll post pictures – in the meantime, go check out the beautiful finished product at the source.

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