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.