DIY Paper Flower Lanterns

5/16/2013

Since I’m running around like a crazy lady getting ready for NSS, I invited a few crafty folks to share their DIY genius here on Studio DIY over the next few weeks! Woohoo! First up, the ladies behind Icing Designs. You may remember the gorgeous paper flowers they shared here back at Christmas time, and now they have another paper flower DIY to share, this time for the warmer months! YAY! They jazzed up some paper lanterns with their faux floral creations and these are so perfect for outdoor bashes. Let’s get to crafting, huh? Take it away, Melissa and Kellie…

DIY Paper Flower Lanterns

DIY Paper Flower Lanterns

DIY Paper Flower Lanterns

Mini paper lanterns (You could really do this with any size lantern!)
Tissue paper
Flower stamens (You can get these in the baking section of any craft store)
Ribbon
Scissors
Hot Glue
Layer 6-8 sheets of tissue paper (color of your choice)

Cut out a 2×2 inch square. Fold the square into quarters. Hold the folded tissue at the folded point, starting on one side cut around to make a petal shape (be careful not to cut to close to the point).

DIY Paper Flower Lanterns

Unfold the tissue and layer the flower shapes on top of each other, staggering the petals.

DIY Paper Flower Lanterns DIY Paper Flower Lanterns

Take the petals and fold them in half gently, cut a small slit in the back middle.

DIY Paper Flower Lanterns DIY Paper Flower Lanterns

Stick the floral stamens in, put some hot glue on them {under the flower} to hold them in place. Also put a very small dab of glue on the top, layer by layer begin to squeeze each layer of the flower upward. Then fluff and separate them.

DIY Paper Flower Lanterns DIY Paper Flower Lanterns

Trim the back if there are stamen stems hanging down, put a dab of glue on the back of the flower and glue it onto the lantern. Repeat until you have 3 flowers. If you are doing a larger lantern we suggest using 5-7 flowers.

DIY Paper Flower Lanterns DIY Paper Flower Lanterns

Turn your lantern over and tie a piece of ribbon on the bottom. You can hang the lanterns with fishing line.

DIY Paper Flower Lanterns DIY Paper Flower Lanterns

How To Make Paper Flower Lanterns  DIY Paper Flower Lanterns

All Photos by Icing Designs for Studio DIY

Gorgeous!!!! A huge thank you to the Icing Designs ladies for getting us all ready for our outdoor events!! You can check out all their awesome DIYs on their blog right here.

For more paper flower DIYs, click here! And for more DIYs all around, head this way!

2 comments

  • Terrie

    These are so pretty!! Makes me want to have an outdoor party 🙂

  • Carol Lynne

    Lovely! What a nice change from the large lanterns! These little ones give you an opportunity to decorate in the most unexpected places that are overpowered by the large lanterns! They look so delicate and fresh! Just lovely!

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