Hello, crafty friends! If you have any party plans this spring, here is a fun idea for easy and colorful DIY paper lanterns. All I did was take plain white Darice paper lanterns, and turned them into oversized flowers with paper circle petals. They only take a few minutes to make, and they look awesome in a grouping! I am using mine to decorate for Easter, but you can customize your color palette for any time of year.
We have recently had a little taste of warmer weather, and I sure hope it stays! I have been slowly making some new spring projects for around the house to help cheer up the winter blues. Bright cheerful colors sure get me excited for the next season! Read on to see how to make these cheerful, flower themed DIY paper lanterns.
- Darice 8″ White Paper Lanterns
- Darice 12″ White Paper Lanterns
- Solid 12 x 12″ Cardstock
- Circle Paper Cutter
- Darice Hot Glue Gun
- Darice Scissors
- White String
For the 8″ lantern, measure your circles so you can get five cut circles per page measuring about 5″ tall each. You will need 20 circles in total.
Now it’s time to assemble! Assemble your paper lantern with the included wire. Using your hot glue gun, start at the bottom of your lantern and work your way to the top gluing the circles. Just glue the top half and let the bottom half hang slightly open.
I made five floral DIY paper lanterns for my party decor, but you can make as few or as many as you like!
I hope you too are experiencing some warmer weather, and having fun crafting for spring!
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