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.
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.