Happy New Year! – Chinese New Year began on February 14th and it’s the year of the tiger! We are really going to stretch our paper crafting skills and create paper lanterns. There are a number of how-to videos on the Internet, including this one (although it's not very thorough) using recycled red envelopes (aka red packets) used to give gifts during Chinese New Year and a stapler! http://how-to-make.blogspot.com/2007/11/paper-lantern.html . This video by Dawn is easier to follow and more like the lanterns we made in school: http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-make-a-Paper-Lantern-77391934. Just have fun and show us what you've got.
MsDee made these gorgeous lanterns with SEI patterned paper, pom pom ribbon and rhinestones.