I’ve been giving my office a makeover just like Ms. Allison and that entails completely reorganizing my supplies. In the giant mess that was my office I found some colorful tissue paper that I’d forgotten about and I really wanted to think of a craft to incorporate it into. From that idea, this Fairytale paper lantern was born!
- 3 sheets thick cardstock (mine’s glittery)
- Pendent lamp fixture
- Xacto Knife
- Tissue Paper
- This Pattern (Part 1, Part 2)
Step 1: Cut out your paper pattern.
Trace the lantern shape 3 times and then on the 4th don’t include the triangles. So 3 full copies, and one half copy. Also trace the square with a circle in it (that’s the top).
Step 2: Using your Xacto knife and ruler, cut all of your pieces out, including the triangles inside the panes.
Here’s what you should be left with.
Step 3: Again using the ruler, run the back of the blade down the tab/fold lines that appear on the pattern, scoring the fold.
Think of how cute a string of these hanging from the ceiling could be!
Til Next Time!