Lace lanterns are made by overlapping lace doilies on an inflated balloon and brushing fabric stiffener (or wallpaper glue, or even white glue) onto the doilies. Make sure to cover whole thing with the glue.
DIY: Bubble recipe and refill station. Love the idea of reusing plastic cups from restaurants as the containers. Keep the bubble solution confined to one big refill container, and no worries about leaky, yucky containers hiding all over the house!
skip the towel rod. It's always hard to decorate around the towel rod. Plus, this fits a LOT more towels. I completely agree about skipping the towel rod.unless it's a heated towel rod in Michigan in winter :)