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WARNING: paper lanterns are a fire hazard, especially home made ones!

Supplies: 1 sheet of paper, 1 wire coat hanger, glue stick, 3 tea lights and a pair of pliers.
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Step 1:

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Bend the clothes hanger out straight.

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Start at the bottom and bend 3 loops in the wire like the one pictured.

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Next make a half circle with the end turned out ( see picture) and attach it to the top.

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Now glue the paper into tube shape, slide the wire part into it and attaching via the half circle of wire at the top. You can also add a small wire loop at the top to attach string to.
floatchick2 years ago
May I suggest that you use battery powered tea lights? Flame-less tea lights are 100% safer than a real tea light. They are very reasonably priced, they're readily available, and the batteries are replaceable. Actually, I like the pattern that the spilled wax made on the shade, but you don't want to have wax spilling everywhere, it is a real hassle to scrape off most surfaces and a nightmare for getting out of fabrics.
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Clever! But yes, I imagine you would have to watch it very carefully.