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DIY Paper Doily Lanterns

We have another fun entry to share with you – and we’re only a third of the way through! Belinda put a twist on the traditional paper lantern by turning it into an airy, whimsical doily lantern. We could never tell the final look was DIY and not purchased at a design boutique.

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What you’ll need:
- Paper lantern
- Paper doilies
- Scissors
- Double-sided tape
- String to hang
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Instructions:
Step 1: Cut a bunch of doilies in half.

Step 2: For the top few doilies, cut out a semi-circle so it will fit around the opening at the top of the lantern. Turn over and place double-sided tape on the wrong side.

Step 3: Stick to the top of the lantern. Repeat with another two or three doily halves until the top opening is circled. You might need to overlap a few of the doilies slightly to fit but try and get it as even as possible.

Step 4: Place double-sided tape on the wrong sides of the halved doilies at the top.

Step 5: Stick underneath the top doilies in the middle of the gaps, so they’re overlapped like fish scales.

Step 6: Continue all the way around and down to the bottom. For the final layer, you might need to cut a doily into quarters to fill the leftover space.

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