After last week’s complete DIY Disaster, I am so excited to show off these Fabulously Simple Paper Lantern Jellyfish. They are a simple DIY party decor and are perfect for Tootsie’s Little Mermaid Birthday Party!
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Instead of starting from scratch with scrapbook paper and goopy paper mache, this paper lantern jellyfish project begins with these Disney Princess Paper Lanterns*. We loved the colors of each paper lantern! They coordinated wonderfully with our party theme.
Next you need streamers for the tentacles. We used matching purple and Bermuda Blue Plastic Tablecloths* to make the tentacles for our diy jellyfish.
Start by cutting 2 inch wide strips from the plastic tablecloths then gently tug on the sides to create ruffles along the edges.
Attach the streamers to the paper lanterns, glue the end of the streamers inside the lantern’s bottom opening. I glued the ribbon streamers first then then plastic streamers on top of those. Remember to use only small dot of glue to hold the ribbons in place.
Next pop in the metal support to finish constructing the lantern. Add a couple of rows of ruffled streamers around the bottom on the lantern for another fun detail. Don’t forget the large googly eyes!
Super cute and so fabulously simple to make!
Make the party complete with a Little Mermaid Birthday Cake! Click here for a step-by-step tutorial for how I decorated Tootsie’s favorite cake!
Looking for more birthday party inspiration? Click here to see all of our budget friendly Party Planning Tips and Tricks!
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