17 Sep

DIY Tutorial: {Glowing} Halloween Paper Lanterns

DIY Tutorial: {Glowing} Halloween Paper Lanterns

Looking for that eerie glow to help make your Halloween Party really spooky? Abigail of Paper & Cake has a delightfully EASY Halloween Paper Lanterns Tutorial to share with us today! All the elements in this project are customizable, so you can use any patterned paper you like + add your own embellishments like stickers & glitter.

BY THE WAY…

Abigail is a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards! Not only is this an amazing honor – but it’s so well deserved! If you have an extra minute to help a fellow hostess out, please go here to cast your vote & support her. That would be the perfect way to thank her for all her donated work for Operation Shower… or for sharing this tutorial! ;) The voting for the contest ends on the 24th (and you can vote once a day). Good luck, Abigail! And now onto the paper lantern instructions…

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HALLOWEEN PAPER LANTERN – A DIY TUTORIAL

By: Abigail Barnes of Paper & Cake

MATERIALS

DIY Tutorial: {Glowing} Halloween Paper Lanterns

Halloween Paper Lantern template
– Scissors or Exacto Knife
– Scoring tool (not necessary, but recommended)
– Ruler
– Double Sided Tape
– Plastic Tea Light (DO NOT use real flame)
– String or Yarn
– Hole Punch

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS 

DIY Tutorial: {Glowing} Halloween Paper Lanterns

1. Score on the dotted lines to allow easy folding once cut out. Next, cut along all solid lines. This will give you two separate shapes: the walls, and the roof of the lantern.

DIY Tutorial: {Glowing} Halloween Paper Lanterns

2. Fold along all scored/dotted lines. The lantern will start to take its shape at this point.

DIY Tutorial: {Glowing} Halloween Paper Lanterns

3. Use double sided tape on extra edge of the lantern walls. Adhere to the opposite end to make a box shape. Tuck in bottom of box. Still using the double sided tape, adhere small triangular edges to the sides of the lantern roof to give it its final shape.

DIY Tutorial: {Glowing} Halloween Paper Lanterns

4. Hole Punch on designated dots on both the walls and roof of the lantern.

DIY Tutorial: {Glowing} Halloween Paper Lanterns

5. Place tea light in the bottom of the lantern. Using string or yarn of your choice, insert through holes and tie inside of lantern.

DIY Tutorial: {Glowing} Halloween Paper Lanterns

Use as decoration or spooky halloween lighting!

 

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Bird SAYS:

LOVE the matching nails! :)

Reply September 17, 2012 at 11:00 am

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Bird's Party SAYS:

LOVE the matching nails! :)

Reply September 17, 2012 at 6:08 pm

paper & CAKE SAYS:

I know, right? It's almost like we planned it ;)

September 17, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Bird's Party SAYS:

Totally fab! :)

September 18, 2012 at 4:16 pm

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Bespoke Party Products SAYS:

They are so cute!

Reply September 18, 2012 at 8:56 am

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Online Therapy! SAYS:

These are SOOOOO adorable!!!

Reply September 18, 2012 at 7:21 am

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