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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Craft: Washi Tape Paper Lantern

Guess what, I actually have a craft tutorial for you guys today!  I can't even remember the last time I posted one of my own craft tutorials.  All I know is that it's far overdue.  So without further ado, here's the project.

With just a little washi tape you can add a contemporary new look to paper lanterns. Make them to add a little ambiance to your room or hang them up for a party.  By mixing and matching different prints you can tailor the lanterns to your own tastes.

3 1/2-by-6 in office paper
Washi tape - I recommend a thicker washi tape that's more opaque.
Elmer's tape runner
Electric tea light

1.  Cover one side of paper with washi tape.

2.  Add trim with washi tape (blue and purple stripes).

3.  Fold paper in half and cut into the center of each piece of tape and between each piece of tape (you're using the tape as your cutting guide).  Cut all the way up to the border (blue piece of tape).

4.  Unfold.  With tape runner, place a strip of tape on the right edge of the lantern.  Bend into a cylinder and seal shut by overlapping both ends.

Add an electric tea light and you're all set. 


LimeRiot said...

What a great use for washi tape!! These would be fun to decorate a festive party table with.

Caca said...

creative! I like the colors you used for the lanterns.

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