Origami Balloon LED Garland


Back in 1997 I was visiting Tokyo, Japan for one month. I lived with a family, the Watanabes, and got an amazing experience of Japanese culture and family life. One thing I learned, was how to fold origami. One of my favorites is the origami balloon. These small balloons make perfect lanterns if attached to a LED light. Here’s how to make an origami balloon LED garland from a newspaper.

Origami Balloon LED Garland

Supplies: A newspaper, a LED garland and a paper cutter. If you’ve never folded a balloon before, you might wanna practice two or three times first. Folding instructions can easily be found if you google origami balloon.

  1. Fold two or three balloons in different sizes and try them on a LED bulb. You attach the balloon to the LED garland using the hole in which you blew up the balloon. No tape is necessary if you get the right size.
  2. Make balloons for every bulb on the LED garland. If you’re making this from a newspaper that means cutting a square, folding a balloon and blowing it up – again and again until you have your number. My LED garland had 35 LED bulbs so I made 35 balloons.
  3. Attach the balloons to the LED garland. I made this for a Norwegian newspaper (VG) and made sure that their logo was on every fifth ballon. Here it might be a good idea to think about whether you want an order or pattern before you start.




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We are packing down our apartment these days and on Saturday we’ll take over our new old semi-detached house. We are so looking forward to finally move into something bigger! And we’ll get a porch with sun from mid-day until late evening. Yeah, it’s gonna be great. One thing I constantly get reminded about during packing is the great amount of books we own. I love browsing for books at thrift stores, and yup, I do sometimes come home with books that does not deserve a place in the shelf. They’ll be perfect for something else though, here are 6 ways to reuse books:

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