Saturday, August 16, 2008

Paper Lantern

Are you wrapping up your summer plans? Or are you still making plans for more parties, get-togethers, and fun decorations? I whipped up this quaint little paper lantern last night, adorned with little butterflies:

I thought it would be fun to hand cut my own butterfly shapes - the bigger ones were drawn randomly but the smaller shapes were made with my handy 'butterfly' punch by MS. Very simple and you can make a ton of these for a centerpiece and/or hanging above your main dining area.

These lanterns can be lit at night for a great visual effect. As always, when purchasing these lanterns, follow the instructions carefully as to proper placement and lighting of your bulb.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! We are headed out today to a little theme park called Adventure City. Chris will love has a huge Thomas and Friends play area for little kids to build the 'ultimate' train ride!

Materials used:

Papers: Me and My Big Ideas.

Butterfly punch by Martha Stewart.

One plain, white paper lantern.

Ribbon for hanging.

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