Paper Lanterns

I've had many requests for directions on how to make the paper lanterns like the one from my earlier post.  There are quite a few tutorials on the web, so I'm not going to go into great detail.  However, I will share the basics and my favorite Halloween decorations with you!

Here is a picture of the paper PUMPKIN lantern we made today at the Crop-a-Dile Rocks class:

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SUPPLIES:

  • 109155 Creepy Crawly Designer Series Paper     $9.95
  • 109041  5-Petal Flower punch     $15.95
  • 105119  Always Artichoke cardstock  $5.50
  • 109035  Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon    $4.95
  • 108362  Crop-a-Dile     $29.95

Step 1:  Cut 12 strips of patterned paper to 1" x 6".  We used Creepy Crawly Designer Series Paper.

Step 2:  Stack the strips, and punch a 3/16" hole in each end of the stack with a crop-a-dile.  Set the guage to 1/2" for best results.

Step 3:  Punch a 5-petal flower from Always Artichoke cardstock.  Punch a 3/16" hole in the center of the flower with the crop-a-dile.

Step 4:  Take a 12" length of artichoke narrow grosgrain ribbon and fold it in half.  Tie a knot approximately 1/2" from the fold, leaving a small loop.

Step 5:  You'll want to make sure the loose ends of the ribbon are trimmed to a neat point for this part!  Thread the loose ends through the artichoke flower, then through one set of holes in the stack of Creepy Crawly paper.  Bend the paper to form a "C" and thread the loose ends through the bottom holes of the paper.

Step 6:  Tie a knot at the bottom of the paper.  Spread out the strips of paper.

That's it!  Now here is my version of the Halloween decorations that were shown at convention this year:

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I found the tree at Michaels on my way home from the airport after convention.  It was about $12, but that was back in July, so I'm not sure if they are still available.

Here is a close-up:

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If you'd like to make these lanterns for your own home, remember all products are from Stampin' Up! and are available through me!  Just send me an email and I'll take care of the rest.

SUPPLIES:

  • 109155 Creepy Crawly Designer Series Paper     $9.95
  • 109027  Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon     $4.95
  • 109363  Batty for You Stamp Set     $22.95
  • 105216  Pumpkin Pie Classic Stamp Pad     $5.25
  • 101179  Basic Black Classic Stamp Pad     $5.25
  • 105117  Pumpkin Pie cardstock     $5.50
  • 102851  Basic Black cardstock     $7.50
  • 104401  1-3/8" circle punch     $15.95
  • 104403  1-1/4" circle punch     $15.95

My next Stampin' class will be Saturday, October 13th at 7pm.  You'll want to join us for a fun GHOULS NIGHT OUT!  Contact me to reserve your spot.

Happy Stampin'

Melissa

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1 COMMENT

  1. Melissa | 19th Oct 07

    This is so cool that it’s scary! ;0) LOVE this tutorial. Now I hafta get a crop-a-dile. :0) Mel

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