DIY Upcycle Party Paper Lantern / Luminary by Easy Paper Crafts

paper lantern luminaries tutorial DIY

This is a moderate to advanced paper craft, but fun and thrifty to make. Just save your used soda cartons, and decorate with scrapbook paper and vellum. Follow the easy instructions below and soon you will have beautiful, cheap, party lanterns.

Rita Shehan is a life-long lover of arts, crafts and design. She grew up in Chicago, but now lives in Indiana with her husband of thirty years, John. She is the mother of two awesome grown-up daughters and a 120-lb mastiff who’s now the baby of the family.  When she’s not crafting, she enjoys everything from visiting Chicago’s Navy Pier to going to live music performances to kicking butt in Les Mills’ BodyCombat classes.

You can see more of her paper crafts on her websiteFacebook,Pinterest, and Twitter.



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  1. says

    Rita this is so cool! When I first saw this I could not get over that you made it from a soda carton!! Thank you so much for letting us share it and your amazing site with our readers!

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