Light Up The Room With DIY Water Balloon Wax Luminaries
Whether it's a late summer evening out on the balcony or quality couch and Netflix time on a rainy afternoon, lazy days are best enjoyed by candlelight. For the following idea, we're bringing coziness to a whole new level — and you don't have to worry about your candles going out either!
- paraffin wax
- dyed wax
- water balloons
- 2 pots
- parchment paper
- 1 flameless tea light
1. First fill a balloon with water.
2. Next, fill up a pot halfway with water and place a second pot on top of it. Once the water is boiling, melt the paraffin wax and dyed wax in the second pot. Try not to use too much dyed wax as the tea light will need to shine through it later.
3. The wax should be no hotter than 165°F, as this will cause the balloon to burst. Now dip the water balloon in and out of the wax until a layer forms.
4. In between dipping, carefully place the balloon on the parchment paper so that the bottom flattens out.
5. Once the layer is thick enough, place the balloon on the parchment paper one last time and leave it to cool.
6. Next, pop the balloon and let the water drain out. Once empty, pull out the balloon. If the edges are untidy, use a sharp knife to smarten them up. Place a flameless tea light inside and your wax luminary is now good to go!
Check out the video for a step-by-step guide:
As you can see, these water balloon wax luminaries make a great DIY project for the kids, too! And since no real candles are involved, there's absolutely no danger in using them.