Tuesday, November 23, 2010

DIY Paper Luminaries Tutorial

Finally, here it is!
My long overdue tutorial on how to make your own Paper Luminaries.

Materials:  
plain paper lantern (battery operated, for portability)
colored tissue paper (used ones will do)
round disk template (I used a CD cover)
scissors
permanent double sided tape (or glue gun if you prefer).
I like the tape, less messy and safe for little fingers (for little ones).

Step 1:
Using your round disk template, trace and cut circles from the paper tissues.
Short-cut Tip:
Fold the papers together for multiple cut-outs.

Step 2:
Fold each circle in half then glue or tape the middle in the paper lantern randomly.

Step 3:
Keep going until all circles are folded and taped/ glued to the lantern.

 Here, I'm halfway through.

Step 5:
Turn it on (make sure your batteries are new) and admire your luminary.

Step 6:
Make some more!  And have fun. 
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