Festivity is all about happiness. We await the festive occasions to wear new clothes, visit relatives and friends, gift chocolates and savouries, and decorate our house with lanterns.
Installing lanterns every year is fun! We buy new decorative and creative lanterns to enhance the beauty of our homes. I thought, I might prepare a home-made gift of paper craft lantern.
This is the most economical gift one could create and present it easily. As I prepared at home during weekend, I was super-excited to anticipate the happiness of my relatives. I decided to prepare many and gift them like a bunch of creative Lanterns so that they could decorate their house the way they want.
There is only one hunch I could give you is that keep your creativity at the par!
Time of Preparation: 20 to 30 minutes
As we will prepare three types of lanterns, I will make you follow the procedure step-by-step.
Take a colored paper and draw a rectangle measuring 12 by 7 inch. Cut the paper neatly.
Draw the pattern as seen below. Use the Template,
Make the incision using cutter very carefully. Cut it on the three sides.
Pull the cut portion outwardly to appear like vents for releasing the lights.
Stick the colorful bindis on the edge to add glamour to the object.
Cut more strips on these incised patterns
Stick the two edges to form a cylindrical shaped.
See how I prepared two different cylindrical and one square-kind paper craft lanterns.
This is little unique and different one as I used some paper tea cups to prepare this.
Collect some tea cups. Pick two of them.
Draw a square at the bottom of one tea-cup. Carefully incise the mark using cutter. This is a vent to insert a smaller-sized LED and glow the beautiful lantern.
Paint the two tea cup one with yellow and the other with vermilion or orange.
Mark the rim of the tea-cup equally in 16 parts by pencil.
Cut the strips. Press the edges to create some distance between the strips.
Stick the corresponding strips of both the tea cups using an adhesive.
Use a small strip to make a handle of the tea cup paper craft lantern.
In here, you ought to cut the square shaped incision on the both the bottom of cups.
Paint it Blue or any other color you like.
Paint the tea cups of any hue you so desire. I choose Green. I also create crumpled paper prints of Prussian Blue on the green shade. See how wondrous it appears.
Draw small triangles near the bottom and sleek triangles nearby the rims as shown in the image below.
Incise these marks and not cutting out totally. Pull the cut portion out to prepare vents.
Stick the rims of both the tea-cups to each other. The lantern is ready.
As they are delicate and fragile, it is essential to pack them in the gift-box. Add frills and newspaper cutouts to provide a padding and avoid friction with others.
Wrap the box and your home-made gift is ready to be presented to you special someone.
My relatives were delighted to receive them for the coming festive occasion. You too should follow the suit and spread the light and joy.