Paper Lantern Ornaments – Part Deux

November 10th, 2009 § 12

I’ve been obsessing over these paper lantern ornaments. I’ve tried several different papers. Thick scrapbook stock doesn’t work well (the brad is too short). Wrapping paper is too thin (unless you have some good quality stuff it easily rips). Scrapbook paper (not thick stock) is just right. I bought some 12 x 12″ sheets at Michael’s on sale and started cutting. After I added the brads and opened the balls, I attached some Divine Twine to the top so I can hang them.

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I used one on a baby shower gift along with some more divine bakers twine and my lifetime supply of gift wrap.

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If you’re thinking you might like to get your craft on and make some of these, click here to download a pre-measured grid you can print on the back of your paper so you won’t have to measure over and over.

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§ 12 Responses to “Paper Lantern Ornaments – Part Deux”

  1. Cindy says:

    I saw something similar at the Paper Source website. They have a mini gourd/pumpkin placecard kit. Very cute for Thanksgiving! http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/item/Gourd-Placecard-Kit/300.611/399924.html I think I’m going to try to DIY it. :) Can’t wait for your Divine Twine to be in stock!

  2. martha brown says:

    I make mine out of last year’s Christmas cards! They are thick, but I don’t think that I use as many strips….

  3. Miss B says:

    This is ADORABLE! How super creative!

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