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Take half a strip to make a tight coil.
Take 1 strip to make a teardrop shape
Take 2 strips to make a little bigger teardrop shape than the previous one.
Take 2 ½ strips to make a big teardrop shape.
Take 2 strips of different shades to make the crescent moon.
Stick the small sized teardrop shape (made with 1 strip) which we had made earlier on the half-moon shape to depict the shape of a diya using Fevicol MR as you seen in the image.
Make 14 such diyas with different shades of quilling strips as per your choice. (7 diyas in a dome shape and 7 diyas for the latken for the lantern).
Take 1 strip to make a leaf shape.
Take 2 teardrop shapes, join them together with Fevicol MR.
Let it dry.
After drying twist the teardrop shape slightly towards the outer side.
Make about 13 such pairs.
Take 30 strips as we mentioned above and stick them together to make a big sized ring of about 3 ½” diameters. (You can use a big sized bottle to make the ring)
Your ring will look like this.
Take a plastic bowl, approximately of 10" in diameter for an accurate measure to build the lantern.
Place the bowl in an inverted position, whereby your bowl's top portion becomes your rim and the lower part of the bowl is your base of the lantern.
Take about 10 quilling strips to form the big sized ring for the base of the lantern.
Place the ring of 30 quilling strips on the top side of the bowl.
Take all the shapes that we have made to build the lantern.
Stick the shapes appropriately with Fevicol MR starting from the top side towards the bottom side. (Tight coils, Big and small sized teardrop shapes, leaf shape and the diya shape).
Refer to the image.
Take the big sized ring made earlier. Place it on the rim of the bowl. This will make your bottom part of the lantern.
Similarly, stick the joined teardrop shape on the bottom rim along with the other shapes appropriately together using Fevicol MR.
Leave it to dry.
To enhance the base of the lantern take the quilled diyas which we have made earlier.
Tie them with a silver thread along with the beads to make the latken for the lantern.
Tie the silver thread from all the four corners to meet up at one point further to hang the lantern from the top.
Dangle the quilled diyas at equal distances from the base of the lantern, as seen in the image.
Your quilled lantern for the festival of lights is ready.
Quilling decorations are a wonderful and innovative way in which spaces cane be enhanced and uplifted to give a look of difference and vigour.
This quilled lantern can be made with any colour combinations of your choice.
Shape the quills in different forms and sizes that suit your fancy.
Fevicol MR, Hobby Ideas - 15mm Violet Family Quilling Strips, Super Quiller, Quilling Tool, Plastic Bowl (10