Tuesday, June 12, 2012

DIY - 4th of July Lanterns

Red, White & Blue Lanterns

These would be cute for any event. 

Supplies needed:
ruler (optional)
paint, stars (link to template below), stickers & glitter (whatever you want to use to decorate them)
I printed the star template on red, white & blue paper
click here for the star template
A good time for cutting practice!
These lines are about 3/4" apart.
I have to be honest, I only measured the first one.
After that, I just eye-balled it. :)

 Then fold the two ends together and staple just the top and bottom. 

 I also used the paintings they made last week 

This was also from a patriotic craft we made last week.
I love how this one looks.  
For the handle:
I cut a piece of cardstock about an inch or so width wise.
 I glued them to the inside of each lantern.
I saw some really cute 4th of July themed ribbon at Hobby Lobby today.
I want to go back and get it to hang the lantern's on that.  

1 comment:

  1. Visiting from TGIF. My kids would love these lanterns. And I think I can round everything up from my craft supplies to make them. Thanks for sharing!