There’s nothing like a good crafting session to raise the spirits. It’s fun to create one-of-a-kind home decor items, and this paper lantern DIY will help you do just that. Whatever crazy colour you’ve painted your living room/nursery/front porch, it doesn’t matter – you can make a fantastic paper lantern with adorable bunting to match it perfectly!
The first thing you’ll need for this paper lantern DIY is, not surprisingly, a paper lantern! 🙂 These plain paper lanterns are very common – you can find them on Amazon*, in all different sizes and even colours.
I needed binding to attach my little flags to – so long 2 inch strips of fabric were ironed into binding. (For those unfamiliar with making binding, iron the material in half long ways, open up and fold each edge into the centre and iron again, then fold the whole thing back in half on itself. Keeps all the messy cut edges folded inside.)
If you’re not interested in making your own binding, you can buy it pre-made in 3 yd lengths. It comes in lots of colours – there’s a selection here*, including one in gold lamé*, which is very fancy.
Then I released my bunting lantern into the wilderness. Here it is in it’s new home:
Another project ticked off my list.
If you enjoyed this paper lantern DIY, good news, I have another paper lantern decorating tutorial over here.
Happy DIYing my friends!