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Chinese Paper lantern

| Paper Craft > Other Paper Crafts

By Hobby Ideas

Difficulty Level Beginner

The Chinese lantern has inspired artists and romantics across the globe. For such an ancient art, lanterns still have a way of lifting our spirits and causing hearts to soar. The most common Chinese lanterns are red, oval shaped, and decorated with red or golden tassels. Here we have just the project for you.

how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

Chinese Paper lantern - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

Take half imperial sheet of red coloured card paper.
Draw a 6 petal flower on it.

STEP 2:-

Chinese Paper lantern - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

Cut along the outlines of the flower.
Make about 3 such flowers.
Punch the holes at the end of each petal with single punch.
Paint the outlines of each flower with 3 D Outliner Non Sticky Glitter Gold 401.
Leave it to dry.

STEP 3:-

Chinese Paper lantern - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

Take 7mm golden coloured quilling strips, roll the strip to make the ring and stick the ends with Fevicol MR.
Let it dry.

STEP 4:-

Chinese Paper lantern - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

Stick the rings in the centre of each flower with Fevicol MR.
Also pierce the hole in the centre of each flower further to pass the thread for dangling.

STEP 5:-

Chinese Paper lantern - Step 5 | Hobbyideas

Fold the flower in a ball by overlapping the petals.
Pass the golden coloured thread through the ball along with the golden coloured bead.
Also dangle the golden coloured tassel on the other end of the ball.
Make three such ball danglers.
Refer to the image.
Suspend a bulb with a holder through the opening at the top of the lantern and decorate your area in a special way.

you will need

Fevicryl 3 D Outliner Non Sticky Glitter Gold 401, Fevicol MR, Half Imperial Sheet of Red Coloured Card Paper, Pencil, Golden Thread, Single Punch, Golden Coloured 7mm Quilling Strips, Golden Coloured Beads, Golden Coloured Tassels