Sunday, February 21, 2010

Chinese New Year Celebration!

Glue, Scissors, Paper has given the design team a challenge for the purpose of Chinese New Year which begins on February 14th - it is the year of the Tiger! We are to create a paper lantern.

I found an easy tutorial on You Tube and it reminded me that when I was a child going to school in San Francisco, we actually made one of these from plain old construction paper. Isn't that funny? I couldn't remember until I actually watched the video and started making my sample.

First, I used plain paper and followed along with the tutorial. Then, I used origami paper that I had in my stash to make the real deal. I added card stock on the borders and the handle, some ribbon and some bows.

This is the back view. Isn't the metallic butterfly cute?

Please excuse the backdrop and wooden spoon. I guess my embellishments were too heavy for the purple one because it kept falling forward like some drunk. I could not find a nice backdrop at all so...this will have to do.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I had fun making them. I love the challenges at GSP and I'm sure you will too. Hop on over and check out what my other DT pals have made - they are really fantastic! I hope you'll give it a try.


Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Wonderful project, Terry!! I love colors and the fabulous origami papers!! Great job!!

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! What wonderful projects!! So pretty and Springy!! :) It's so good to see you again my friend!! HUGS

Faye said...

I love them - they are wonderful! xxx

Alien said...

These are gorgeous. It's funny the things you remember when promted. My sister and I used to make them from plain white paper and crayon on a drawing. Not a patch on these.

Maria Matter said...

oh these are fabulous Terry! love these papers!!!
Blessings, Maria

Michelle B said...

OMG!!! These are totally amazing! You ROCKED Terry! I love love love everything about them!

Michelle B.

Donna said...

Oh wow Terry, these little lanterns are so pretty and perfect for celebrating the chinese new year...we had a takeaway and it was yummy :) Donna x