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.
Flower DIY Paper Lanterns Project Supplies:
- 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
To get started with your DIY paper lanterns, first cut your paper circles. You will need four sheets of paper for the 8″ lanterns, and seven sheets for the 12″.
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.
Repeat on the 12″ lantern, cutting four circles per page. You will need about 28, 6″ circles for the larger lantern. Repeat the same process of gluing them from the top to the bottom.
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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Natalie is a wife and mom to four fabulous children. Well, except the last one. She’s a bit of a stinker. Natalie is a full time crafter, thrifter, blogger, photographer and creator of Natalme.com. She has a studio in her home where she likes to hide from her children and watch Netflix on her iPad. I have done everything from being a power seller on eBay, to selling handmade goods and upcycled furniture at local boutiques and art fairs. In her free time, she volunteers for the Circle of Love Foundation and the Special Needs Youth Athletic Foundation, all in hopes of one day being forgiven for her constant use of profanity.