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Kirigami as a craft is a very interesting hobby to inculcate. A paper craft that involves folding and cutting paper to create beautiful forms and shapes. Here we have made a beautiful kirigami paper lamp that can also be used as a tealite too. Paper lanterns are something lovely that one can make and use different colours of papers to co ordinate with your home décor.
Lets choose an appropriate design that would do justice to the kirigami paper lamp. A snowflake pattern would be a good idea. So here we go.....take an A3 sized white paper and draw a template of a box with a design of snowflakes on it.
The same design of snowflakes would have to be traced on an orange card paper as that's the combination that we have chosen here – Orange and Pink is what we have gone with.
Taking a paper cutter, cut out the snowflake's design to get that cutwork look which is precisely kirigami.
Make it pretty now by outlining it with Non Sticky Fine Glitter Gold 501 and leave it to dry completely.
Take the pink kite paper, place and stick the orange cutwork design on it with Fevicol MR. Please keep in mind that while sticking the pink paper you leave the portion where the box folds and creases are. Take a pair of scissors and neatly cut along the outlines of the design only from the top portion. You will see how the lamp has taken shape already.
Once cut, fold the box as per the indicated lines to form and shape it into a box, and sticking it where necessary with Fevicol MR.
This completes your diy paper lamp that you can use in your homes or gift it to someone special. Add that bling this festive season by making your own handmade tealite / paper lamp.
Use different colours of papers to make the kirigami paper lamps / tealites
Use it as a lamp by suspending it from the top or just as a tealite holder in the centre of your dining table
Experiment with different kirigami folds and cuts to get an altogether different look.
This project taught you how to make an easy diy paper lamp
Fevicryl 3D Outliner Fine Glitter – Gold 501, Fevicol MR, A3 Sized Orange Card Paper, A3 Sized Pink Kite Paper, Ruler, Scissors, Pencil, Paper Cutter, Yellow Carbon Paper, A3 Sized White Paper