Advice 1: How to make Chinese lanterns

Bright, colorful Chinese lanterns are perfect decorations for New year celebrations, and any other holiday that can easily be done by hand. There are 3 ways how to make Chinese lanterns.
Chinese lantern is a perfect decoration not only for the New Year
You will need
  • Colored paper, cardboard, scissors, stationery glue, or PVA glue, embroidery floss, strong thread,sewed.
The first method. This is the most simple flashlight. He made of colored paper, which is folded in half, make a crease across the cuts, then unfold it and glue the ends. These lanterns can be hung as separate ornaments or as "clothing" for candles.
The second method is more complicated. Taken glued to the cylinder strip of paper red, white (5x18 cm), folded in 4 times. White "convolution" cut out animal figures, corresponding, for example, the animal symbol of the coming year. After deployment, we get a chain of 4 animals. Glued them on red paper cylinder. Before we glue the cylinder, do it on the horizontal edges of the incisions, and bend the prongs inwards. Cloves then paste green circles on both sides (diameter – 6 cm). Using the resulting billet is passed the cords to strengthen the three circles of green, but different shades. Under the last of the circles, you can attach the bundle of red embroidery floss and a flashlight will be ready.
The third way allows you to make drop-down lanterns of the same paper. Large sheet folded in half along the length and form of his harmonica. The edges of the accordion bred in hand, so we went figure like the roof of the house. The edges of the folds pressed with your fingers, fold the accordion in the dense pile, making sure edges do not converge. The accordion is put on the cardboard and cut the side walls of the light on its contours. The resulting patterns from the cardboard sticking to the harmonica, to their upper corners fasten the loop of strong thread. The lower ends of the "cardboard" is pierced with an awl, connect and also do loops, otherwise the accordion will collapse when opened.
All that's left is to wait for the glue and pulling on the top hinge to reveal an accordion, which will take the form of a convex disk. The brushes that attach to the flashlight, can be made of tissue paper. And our wonderful decoration is ready.
Useful advice
A little imagination will allow you to come up with new, their models of jewelry from paper. One has only to invent a form and figure out how to reproduce it. That's all business. Happy holidays to you!

Advice 2 : How to make Chinese lantern from paper

Paper lanterns are a fixture of Chinese holidays. They are made from a variety of colored paper of different thickness and texture. Chinese lanterns come in different designs. Some of them can even insert candles. The scattered light from the Chinese lantern creates a romantic, intimate atmosphere. Therefore, the interiors of many restaurants and cafes are decorated with these straightforward articles of paper.
How to make Chinese lantern from paper
Cut a strip of paper with a width of 0.7-1.0 cm and length of 10-15 cm Glue it to the top of the lantern to form the handle. Inside the finished lantern: glue the cylinder of the contrast or white paper. That's all. By the way, inside such a flashlight you can put a burning candle, but the diameter of the flashlight should be not less than 20 cm
How to make Chinese lantern from paper
Another design of the paper lantern. Take a sheet of bright colored paper 10x20 cm Aside along the long sides of 0.5 cm and cut the sheet teeth. Glue sheet from the cylinder, bend the prongs inward.
How to make Chinese lantern from paper
Take the strip of white paper 5 × 20 cm, fold it several times, draw on it some silhouette and cut out to make several identical figures, are connected to each other. Paste these figures on the colored cylinder. Of colored paper of a different color cut out several circles with a diameter of 6-7 cm Stick these circles on the teeth of the cylinder.
How to make Chinese lantern from paper
Pass through the center of the cylinder colored thick thread or thin string, tie knots on the top and bottom of the flashlight. Nanizhite on the laces some more colored circles of different diameter, hook them up to.
How to make Chinese lantern from paper
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