Behind the scenes photos aren't always so great looking, but in this case, the vision of a bunch of Chinese-style paper lanterns filling up the floor in my living room was so gorgeous I just had to share it with you! I was asked to make decorations for a Chinese Auction themed evening for the women in my community, so I of course thought of these simple paper lanterns which are a winner on all fronts, and the results were really stunning fortunately, as while it is quick to make two or three, forty or so does take quite a while! Now the problem is what to do with them all after the party!
The great part about making paper lanterns using this simple paper lantern tutorial, is that you can make them in just about any size and in colors to match the theme of your occassion, and they can sit on tables as centerpieces, or be hung overhead. And since they are truly simple to make, even not so crafty individuals could certainly join in the fun if you need a ton of them! As you can see, I added strips of colored paper and metallic gold contact paper to the basic lantern base to make it more interesting than the basic paper lantern usually seen everywhere.