Saturday, August 12, 2017

Jellyfish Party!

     I'm still working on the decorations for Ella's amazing mermaid party. This week has been slow since Ella is working on cutting her latest tooth and it has been a beast. We were able to get a few things done. The only big thing I have left to make is the coral center piece, which I was able to start painting the base and wooden pieces. We still have 2 weeks so I'm in good shape.

     To go with the underwater theme, I want to have a few sea creatures hanging around and I was able to find plenty of great ideas on Pinterest. The jellyfish I found were adorable and I had to make my own. Here is what I did to make one for Ella.

     I wanted to use a paper lantern for the main body. It was a bit difficult to find the right size and color that matched the image in my head. I found a 10" lantern in teal that was perfect. I opened the lantern and measured about 3" from the bottom opening. I took 12" of trim that worked with the teal and attached it around with hot glue.

    The easiest way to attach the stingers is to hang the lantern to make sure they fall right. The lantern that I used had a small wire frame which I used to attach the yarn and fabric strips that make up the middle. To make the smaller stingers, I used curling ribbon. I wanted them to have a cute curl to them and I like the way they turned out.

     I was thinking about adding some spots to the top but I left it alone for now. It looks cute as it is. This is a fun little project to make with the kids even if you don't have a party to plan. There was also a version that used a paper plate instead of the lantern. The kiddos could finger paint the tops and build them while learning about the ocean. Crafts can be amazing learning tools so have fun!


  1. So cute, love the colors. Can't believe she is almost a year old...

  2. So cute, love the colors. Can't believe she is already a year old.