Paper lanterns are not just having a moment right now – they’ve been around for centuries and I truly think that they’re here to stay! They’re beautiful, they’re elevated, and they’re super versatile. Whether they’re being used to decorate a table scape, a wedding reception, or the corner of your child’s playroom, paper lanterns add an element of whimsy and fun to any occasion or space.
How do you add even more whimsy and fun to a paper lantern? Blow up the scale, baby! For the 3rd project in our Sizzix + Handmade Charlotte Craft Along Series, we made an extra large, EXTRA AWESOME paper lantern with a special added detail: embossing! This paper lantern has it all – patterned fabric, bright coral bands on the top and bottom, and extreme height to boot!
All you need for this project is several sheets of large watercolor paper (or other heavy weight paper), spray adhesive, fabric of your choice, cardstock of coordinating color, and your Sizzix Big Shot Plus. These lanterns are so beautiful by themselves, but they’re even more impactful grouped together – so go wild! Make as many as your heart desires!
Take a look at the video below to see the project broken down, step by step. Then head over to Sizzix to purchase the materials needed for this project.
And, as a final nod to the paper lantern and it’s versatility, here are a few of our favorite projects that pay homage to this timeless paper craft:
Chinese Lantern Cookies
Via Sweet Sugar Belle
We can’t get over how beautiful these cookies are! They’re almost too beautiful to eat.
Chinese Lantern Scrapbook Paper
Via Activity Village
We love this free printable! You can even use it to make a paper lantern, and really bring it full circle.
Mini Paper Lantern Ornaments
Via Chiaki Creates
A slight variation on our own, this DIY features mini paper lanterns that can be strung and turned into ornaments!
Paper Lantern Decor
Via Dottie’s Angels
We can’t get over how sweet this little corner is! Hang your paper lanterns in the corner and style with vintage decor in coordinating colors.
Paper Lantern Fish
Via Handmade Charlotte
These beauties are unique translation of the traditional Chinese paper lantern – perfect for a nursery or child’s room with a sea theme!
This post is sponsored by Sizzix.