- White glue
- Tissue paper
- Crepe paper
- Chinese lanterns
To create a cascading star pattern, cluster stars close together at the top of the lantern and paste stars farther apart toward the bottom. Hang the lanterns in a group for maximum impact. When the party’s over, fold them up and tuck them away for next year’s celebration. STEPS
- STEP 1
Accordion-fold tissue paper several layers high, and punch with a star punch. (A single sheet will tear under the weight of the punch.)
- STEP 2
Combine 1 part white glue with 1 part water.
- STEP 3
Brush glue mixture on the lantern; attach stars. Brush another layer of the glue mixture on top.
- STEP 4
Attach a single 24-inch strip of crepe paper to the lantern by twisting it around the bottom wire of the lantern.
DIY concept and design courtesy of MarthaStewart.com