How to Make a Paper Star Lantern
Every time I see a paper star lantern in the shops, I think "Wow, how beautiful! I must try making one of those".
Well, I'm pleased to say that I've now learned how to make paper lanterns. My husband (the engineer) designed some templates for me, and once you have the templates making paper lanterns is easy peasy.
By the way, these paper star lanterns make pretty decorations even without lights inside. You could make golden one to put on your Christmas tree :-)
Here are some star lanterns made by Monica over at craftynest.com using our tutorial and template.
Equipment You'll Need
- pretty paper or card-stock
- glue or double sided tape
- needle and thread
The first thing you'll need to do is download the paper star lantern template . The pdf file has templates in three different sizes, so you can choose how big you'd like your lantern to be.
Print the template onto your paper or card-stock, making sure that you print onto the blank side! The lantern is made of five modules, so depending on the size of template that you use you might need to print several pages.
All done with the printing? Now on to how to make a lantern...
Instructions for How to Make Paper Star Lanterns
Caution: Don't leave the lantern unattended with the bulb lit inside it!
Some bulbs can get quite hot, and I'd hate for your lantern to catch on fire! The best sorts of bulbs to use are compact fluorescent bulbs and LED bulbs, which usually stay fairly cool.
Tape vs glue: I prefer using double-sided tape rather than glue, because it's quicker and easier to work with. However, a really hot light-bulb might melt sticky tape, so just be careful.
Looking for more Stars & Lanterns?
I hope you enjoyed making a paper star lantern! Here are some more star and lantern projects you might enjoy...
Other People Also Like...
Check out these beautiful printable gift ideas for Christmas. So easy to personalize and print at home!