PIMPED- OUT PA­PER LANTERNS

PA­PER LANTERNS ARE A GREAT WAY OF DEC­O­RAT­ING A WED­DING VENUE, BUT YOU MAY BE TIRED OF THE SAME OLD BOR­ING OP­TIONS. WITH OUR EASY HOW- TO GUIDE, YOU CAN GET CRE­ATIVE AND CUS­TOM MAKE YOUR OWN TO FIT ANY WED­DING OR PARTY THEME.

My Wedding - - PLANNING -

Things you will need:

• Pa­per lanterns – plain white or in the colour of your choice

• Pa­per and felt flow­ers – or other dec­o­ra­tions of your choice

• Glue

• Rib­bon and pearl strands

• Scis­sors

• Op­tional: Paint - you could paint white lanterns first in watercolours of your choice

Step 1: As­sem­ble the pa­per lan­tern. We chose to use two dif­fer­ent types of flow­ers – white daisies as a base, and then a pop of colour and tex­ture with felt roses. De­cide on the pat­tern you would like to cre­ate - we went for quite a free flow­ing look, con­cen­trated on one side of the lan­tern. Start glue­ing/at­tach­ing your base flow­ers.

Step 2: De­cide on the place­ment of your felt roses and glue/ at­tach into po­si­tion.

Step 3: Tie a mix of rib­bon and pearl strands to the wire base of your lan­tern.

Leave ev­ery­thing to dry over night, and your pimped-out lanterns will be ready to go!

Hang them from the ceil­ing in your venue or in trees at an out­door wed­ding. Use them as hang­ing cen­tre­pieces above your guest ta­bles or as a fun back­drop.

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