Back to Top
PolkaDotBride - Australia's number 1 Bridal Blog, Wedding Directory and Advice for Brides
Log In Register

Chinese New Year Sphere Lantern Garland Tutorial

by | DIY Tutorials, Made

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Polka Dot Bride
0
COMMENTS

easy paper lanterns Chinese New Year Sphere Lantern Garland Tutorial

Chinese New Year – this year the official day is February 10 – as we go from the Year of the Dragon to the Year of the Water Snake. As a small nod to the new Chinese year we made these simple little lantern shapes to hang in garlands around the garden, or around a room.

chinese lantern tutorial Chinese New Year Sphere Lantern Garland Tutorial

You will need:

– red paper or thin cardboard

– twine – you can buy similiar from The Twinery

– Brads – we bought ours from Spotlight

– holepunch and scissors
chinese lantern tutorial 3 Chinese New Year Sphere Lantern Garland Tutorial
Measure along the long edge of your paper or card in 2 cm strips. Cut out. The longer the strip the bigger the lantern. Tip: If you want a firmer lantern which better holds its shape when hung, use cardboard.chinese lantern tutorail 8 Chinese New Year Sphere Lantern Garland Tutorial

Stack eight strips on top of one another and punch a hole in the end. Repeat this for the other end of the strips.

chinese lantern tutorial 10 Chinese New Year Sphere Lantern Garland Tutorial

Put the brad through the hole and arrange the strips into a circle.

chinese lantern tutorial 2 Chinese New Year Sphere Lantern Garland Tutorial

Gather the strips and secure with another brad.

chinese lantern tutorial 7 Chinese New Year Sphere Lantern Garland Tutorial

Wind your twine around the brad, spacing your lanterns evenly along the twine.

chionese lantern tutorial 6 Chinese New Year Sphere Lantern Garland Tutorial

To make them even more festive you could further decorate these with tassles or glitter.

Swirl divider1 Chinese New Year Sphere Lantern Garland Tutorial

MAKE A COMMENT

We ask that the comments you leave on our site are respectful of each other and the personal stories that are told. We reserve the right to remove any comments that do not fall within our site policies.

*


9 + 8 =

Trackback from your own site.