DIY Summer Lanterns
There’s nothing quite like a summer garden party chock full of pretty paper lanterns—and boy do we have inspiration to make that a reality! Whether you’re decorating a lush backyard or creating an indoor oasis, these easy-to-create lanterns are the perfect addition.
For these ordinary-turned-extraordinary decor pieces, you’ll need: paper lanterns, paint and paintbrush, tissue paper, paper punch, scissors, glue stick and 1½ mm cotton rope.
Paint lantern and let dry. Tip: Draw pencil outline first and then fill it in with paint to mitigate mess-ups.
Cut out floral tissue paper using paper punch. Then glue cutouts onto lantern as desired.
Cut pink and blue tissue papers into 4 x 4” squares and fringe ends.
Stack and glue fringed tissue paper squares together, alternating between pink and blue. Then fold in half and glue.
Wrap and glue fringed tissue paper around end of cotton rope to create tassel. Tip: For a double-layered tassel, add more fringe higher up on same rope strand.
Tie tassel to bottom of lantern.
Items You Will Need
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