Paper and Cardboard Lantern
Okay our challenge this week is a cardboard creation. I was inspired by a lantern I saw on Etsy and wanted to try out something like it but a little different. Perhaps I should have downloaded the pdf but then I always feel like I'm cheating and it's not really my creation. So I post my own, however flawed, and you guys get to laugh along with me 😁
I started out with a school ruler and a lead pencil, drawing and cutting out 4 inch triangles from an old shoe box.
I had no idea how many I was going to use ,so I cut out about six or seven. Honestly I didn't really count, knowing that I only used the lid so far and still had the box left if needed more.
Then I brought them outside and spray painted them silver because the majority of my Christmas decorations are silver this year.
Next I hot glued four of the triangles to a four inch square cardboard base (that in retrospect maybe I should have painted too,) and glued some red tissue paper in the gaps between the triangles.
I fashioned a flat removable top that also has a triangle cut out of it to let the light through.
Here it is with the battery operated tea light. It's not very sophisticated, I know, but I gear most of these type crafts towards things that I can do my children and this definitely one them. I hope that I've inspired one of you to create your own!
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