Homemade Paper Lantern DIY
I saw a window of paper lanterns at an art store last year and I have been wanting to try my hand at them. Below, you’ll find tutorials for 4 different kinds of paper lanterns. They can be hung up for a party or strung across the backyard patio. I like the variety of all the shapes and sizes, it makes it look like a big festive party.
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Materials: Construction Paper, Quick Dry Tacky Glue, Scissors, String, Flat Wooden Sticks
Step 1: Cut out a large rectangle shape.
Triangle Paper Lantern
Step 1: Cut the thin wooden sticks down so there are two 7-inch sticks, four 5-inch sticks, and one 3-inch stick.
Step 2: Glue two 7-inch sticks together to make a “+” sign.
Step 3: Glue the 3-inch stick vertically in the middle of the “+.”
Step 4: Lean a 5-inch stick from one end of the base to the top of the vertical stick in the middle. Glue into place. Repeat with the remaining 5-inch sticks.
Step 5: Allow glue to dry completely.
Step 6: Cut out several thin strips of paper.
Step 7: Wrap this paper horizontally around the sticks and glue in place.
Step 8: Cover the leaning 5-inch sticks of wood vertically with a long strip of paper. Glue in place on the top and the bottom.
Step 9: Leave as is, or cover with crepe paper fringe.
Step 10: Attach string and hang!
Photography by Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Stacy Wichelhaus
Crafting by Jessica Heywood
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