printable // paper lantern garland with kawaii faces
I don't think I'll ever get tired of making garlands to hang around the house. They are simple, colorful, and just fun. This printable garland is based on the tumbler shape that I've been working with this month. It's used in quilting a lot, but there are so many possibilities with this shape!
Here they come together to form what looks like a little lampshade or lantern. They don't light up, but I am working on an adaptation for that. For now, they are a happy way to keep smiling faces around!
You will need:
Card stock (Astrobrights colors are awesome for this!)
Tumbler Lanterns PDF Template
Print the template onto card stock. Cut out around the lantern shape. The shape is comprised of four tumbler shapes and a flap.
Fold the lanterns on the solid lines dividing the sections. If you don't want faces on your lanterns (WHAT?!?), fold them so the faces are toward the center.
Use glue stick on the flap, and add a bit of tape for extra security. The tape is especially helpful as the glue is drying.
Cut a piece of perle cotton that is about 6 feet long and thread it on a needle. Choose which face you want to face forward, then poke the needle through from the side. Go through the other side too.
Continue adding little lanterns to your string.
These faces are friendly, but you don't want them getting TOO friendly. To keep the lanterns from sliding right up next to each other, add a tab of tape to the string inside each lantern.
Hang the garland of lantern shapes and enjoy!