I am super excited about this lantern! It turned out so cute and it was so quick and easy to make! You could bust out a couple of these and some fishing wire and you have instant decorations for your next outdoor party! Here's a close up:
Ok, on to the tutorial:
The first step is to cut a 12x12 piece of Designer Series Paper in half. This paper is key because you will be able to see inside your lantern, and it is always great when there is a coordinating color and pattern on the other side.
Then you are going to cut strips that are 1 1/2" wide, but make sure that you don't cut all the way through to the bottom of the paper. Leave about an inch at the bottom. Here's a picture of what I mean:
Continue cutting until you reach the end of your paper.
Then you will unfold your paper and pull the sides together. The next step is to glue the two overlapping strips to make your lantern. I added some fun strips of coordinating card stock to finish off the look. Here's one more picture of the finished project: