Paper Lantern DIY

When I first saw this craft in Martha Stewart's Living, Kalia was in the womb (kicking away, everyday, all day long... ) I saved the magazine and then added it to her nursery board on Pinterest when I saw it online.

I finally sat down to make one (only a year later after first seeing it ;)  If only I had realized how easy it was... I am using this for parties from now on!

I have never seen it on a blog or actually done, so I was a little intimidated, as my definition of easy and Martha Stewart's definition of easy, are NOT the same.

I finished this project in less time than it took me to finish one glass of wine and an episode of The Office.  It was so, so, simple!
P.S.- A-not-so-secret tip of mine:  Wine + Crafting = you do not mind if it comes out crooked!

The tutorial from Martha Stewart is located here

Paper lantern
Double sided tape
Precut tissue paper circles (found here) (I used 80 for 1 lantern)

Optional Supplies-
Lighting kit (if you plan on using it as light, for parties would look great with or without light kit)
The Office
Glass of wine

Easiest instructions ever- 
Stick a piece of double tape on the lantern, apply one tissue paper circle.
Repeat until lantern is covered!

Check out the tutorial on Martha Stewart for 70 pictures of the process (which will take you longer to click through than the project takes!)

I just adore the way it came out.  The circles are a light pink and look great both lit and unlit.

For the results, please check out my Original Blog post on A BUBBLY LIFE!



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