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DIY: Paper Lanterns

DIY: Paper Lanterns

I love making DIY projects at home. For a beginner, these paper lanterns are easier and mess free. It can be used as decoration for any party or any Puja.
Step 1: Select paper, cut Handle and fold 

Select any colored construction paper (9″ by 12″) or any A4 size paper to match the theme of the occasion.

You can use a solid color piece of paper or a piece of decorative scrapbook paper to make the lantern more festive.

Cut off a strip of paper 1/2″ wide from one end of the paper that measures the width.

Fold the sheet of paper in half lengthwise.


Step 2: Calibrating lines and cut

Mark a line across the length of the folded paper 1/2′ from the open edge.

Make marks every 1/2″ along this line and draw lines parallel to it.

Cut on these lines from the folded edges to the original marked line. Cut through both layers of paper. Open the paper flat. Erase any pencil mark.

With longer slits, more light will shine through and the more flexible/floppy your lantern will be.


Step 3Securing the lantern

Bring the edges together in a cylindrical shape with the cut strips running vertically. The fold should be outside the lantern.


Step 4: Add handle and hang

Attach the handle to one end of the lantern with tape or stapler.

The lantern can be hung or they can stand on their own.


Hope you enjoyed this.


Author: Priyanka Mohanty


Motherhood has been an amazing journey so far; each day, an adventure of sorts. After a stint in marketing and marketing communications, I am currently a stay at home mom, blogger, traveller and chef. Never thought I would be happy to call myself a SAHM! Right now,  my 24/7 job is being a mom. I am here to share my thoughts and experiences on parenting, life and ways we could improve our lives. When I’m not reorganizing the drawers or handling tantrums, I can be found writing about health, nutrition, beauty and wellness. Also, I am an endangered bookworm who loves nothing more than finding the perfect solution to life’s little conundrums in books and nature.

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