Let the Sukkah crafting begin, first with revamping a bunch of sun-faded paper ball lanterns by decoupaging stripes of colorful tissue paper. I used the colors that I had on hand, for the next few balls I'll very likely go more in the orange/magenta/aqua direction.
Tissue paper is perfect for the job as it's so thin that it easily absorbs the decoupage medium of your choice, and of course if you use the lanterns with lights in them, the tissue paper still lends some degree of translucence.
- paper ball lanterns
- tissue paper
- decoupage medium, or a mixture of white glue and water (this is what I used)
- large crafting paint brush
Cut tissue paper into strips, apply glue to lantern at the top where you'll attach the strip, and then affix the strip by applying glue to the strip on the top side with the brush. The glue is quickly absorbed by the tissue paper, adhering it to the lantern. Tissue paper does bleed, but that makes the results even more artful looking, so not to worry! Hang on a metal hanger to dry, and you're set, some stunning lanterns for your sukkah!