From Paper Lantern to Party Decoration
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Take a simple paper lantern and turn it into this amazing party decoration with the addition of faux flowers added to the top.
Begin by hanging your paper lantern at a height where you will be able to reach the top of it to make your arrangement. For this project I used a 24″ lantern. Your paper lantern will have a hook of some kind in the top to add a light kit to it. You can wind the electrical cord through that hook, although I prefer to use battery operated lights in my paper lanterns. Hang your lantern with a chain, string or rope that will support your lantern and the additional weight added by your flowers.
For this 24″ lantern I used one half of a block of floral foam. Use an awl or screwdriver to make a hole through the center of your foam. To keep the string from cutting into your foam, cut a paper or plastic straw in half and feed a string through the straw.
You will use that rope that comes down through the straw to attach to the hook on your lantern.
Begin building your floral arrangement on the paper lantern. It helps to have some flowers that are long that hang down over the roundness of the lantern. I had some faux wisteria that hung down. You will have to work all around the lantern to keep the weight balanced as you build your arrangement.
I had these flowers on hand, so this is what I used, but you can use any combination of flowers and color of paper lantern. Mine looks good for Fall, with jewel tones.
What colors will you use to decorate your lantern? What occasion will you make one of these for?
You can see a tutorial for this on my Facebook page!
I will be sharing this at the following link parties: Amaze Me Monday
How clever Chloe, I have plenty of lanterns from my MidSummer Nights Dream Tablescape but I never thought about putting flowers in them! I love it!
thanks for the tip!
Thank you Kari, it was a fun and fairly easy project.
That looks just lovely!
Thank you Carole. I am thinking about other colors and sized to make.
What a fun and fabulous idea Chloe! Love it!
Thank you Jenna! I will have to make some to hang over a table!
Thank you Patti!
Where do you get the lanterns?
Amazon! So many choices and they will be delivered right to your front door. There is a link right at the bottom of the blog! Have fun! What color would you choose?
This is so pretty and so perfect for fall. I’ve wanted to do this for the longest, but you know me and my flower phobia! Thank you for the tutorial and I’m off to search for my lanterns.
Thank you Sandra! Hang them over one of your beautiful tables!
Chloe, I caught just a little of your FB live on this genius idea! You really are so creative and share great tutorials. You are also great on camera! Kudos to you! I do want to participate in your tablescape blog hops!
Thank you Pam! I will be sending out the form soon for the tablescape!
Such a lovely idea, Chloe and one I haven’t seen before! I love how elegant it looks with flowers added–pinned!