Saturday, September 18, 2010

Storybook Paper Lanterns

I sent my lil buddy to Preschool Last week....

He is the sweetest lil....cutest lil...

muffin ever!

and having him and Lou lou gone for a few hours
a day has caused a lil void in my day.

so i have been Crafting with my youngest, Kie!

fresh outta the bath!

These lil babies are so easy and fun!

I got the idea from my sister!

This is the stuff you will need!

*scrapbook paper
*2 types of ribbon or trim
*glue dots and a glue stick

*super cute yarn or string
(preferrably pink)
cuz they work better.
...ok...not really...they are just CUTER!

*whimsical thrift store book

*and last but fo' sho'  not least....
Puppy Chow!
(the chocolate peanut butter and powder sugar crispix kind)
it's essential to the project.
i promise.
scouts honor.

1. rip out a page of the book....

for the sake of the project...


2.  fold it in half.

3.  Cut  along the folded edge about every inch.

4.  Open it up should look like this  :)

5. pinch the edges together like sooo!
and GLUE with GLUE DOTS...( i used ZOTS)
on the top and bottom of the lantern.

6. cut strips of yummy scrapbook paper.
mine was cardstock for better form.

7.  roll the paper strips up to help it form
itself around the lantern.

9.  use glue stick to adhere one edge of strip
to top of the lantern.

10. wrap the strip around and overlap the strip on itself just a bit.
cut any excess.

10.   take a small strip of ribbon
about 4-5 inches....and glue dot it on each end
to the lantern.

11.  Finally, use your yarn to string
the lanterns along.  keep them in place with
the other ribbon or trim you chose.  tie the trim around the ribbon and yarn to lock in place on the garland!

These would be great for a birthday party or
a kid's bedroom..... or a
VINTAGE Camping trip!

OOOHHH  try hanging them on a string of christmas lights


xoxo shell

P.S. now eat all the puppy chow.
You done good! 


1 comment:

  1. Too cute sister, I especially love them all strung together. It's awhole bunch of yumminess! The puppy chow helps too...not on HCG though. :0