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Dear friends, Its me Vincent John.

Here is how to make a low cost, but a beautiful paper lantern for your indoor room decorations. Paper generates amazing shadows. If you love to make a lantern for yourself instead of spending a lot of money in buying a ready-made one then this tutorial is for you. First of all, How patience you are, better will be the perfection. So take your own time to get the best results. This is my first tutorial and I apologize for all my mistakes in this tutorial. So lets make our Paper Lantern.

[I am not a native English speaker, so kindly forgive me if my English is poor.]

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Step 1: Materials Required

  1. Pencil
  2. Sharp Cutting Blade
  3. Ruler
  4. Chart Paper (350/400 grams per square meter in thickness)
  5. Glue
  6. Bulb Holder
  7. LED Bulb (Warm Light)
  8. Wire
<p>Hi, I have used sized felt, which is stiff like paper, but more permanent from craft stores, I use hot melt glue for these. I would like to try your project with felt. I have seen lanterns like this in restaurants, very nice design.</p>
<p>Here is my semi finished lantern in sized felt with a drawing of a layout on a single sheet. I glued up all the panels since the sheet is too small to make folded strips. hot melt glue works very well. This lantern shape fits over a glass globe lamp in my hallway, I may just fasten it there. I would like to try white inside and color on the back of the strips. I had to play around to cut the slots to hold the squares together.</p>
<p>And your work is more valuable than any appreciation.</p>
<p>This is my lantern in place with an LED lamp in one of my hallways. The felt is really acrylic fiber rather than wool felt. It took only two afternoons to finish. Thank you, Vincent, for the ideas.</p>
<p>Thank You very much! Its exciting to see the same lantern miles far away from my home. I think felt is a good transparent medium. Its brighter than mine. Like to work with it.</p>
<p>Wow Perfect! Sir, I am very much excited to see your work. I don't know how to express my happiness. Its beautiful. When you complete it, please add images.</p>
<p>Thank You very much. Sir, if you are planning to use felt then you can also try a different color.</p>
thanks :P
<p>You are most welcome.</p>
a low cost option would be recycled file folders
<p>Beautiful!</p>
<p>Thank You!</p>
<p>This is lovely! It will be fun to make and I have just the room to try it in!</p>
<p>Thank You very much.</p>
<p>I would guess Tacky glue would work great. Most go on white but dry clear.</p>
<p>Yes, that will be better if it dry clear</p>
<p>I would like to make this with Velum. What do you think? </p><p>Also would love to make an art connection with math. Any suggestions?</p><p>Thanks.</p>
<p>As a matter mathematics teacher, of course measurement is the obvious application, and you would be surprised how poorly equipped students are to measure accurately. You COULD do unit conversion to inches and then work with fractions, but I think the accuracy would suffer! For me, symmetry is where math and art come together on this project!</p>
<p>Vellum paper is a nice option with lamps, but always try to be accurate with all measurements or it will lose its shape. And you may also cut some designs on each strip.</p>
<p>Wonderful! Is fevicol the name of the glue you used? Coming from the USA I'm not familiar that name. Very clever light and I can't wait to make one (or two). :))</p>
<p>Oh! I'm sorry. I will clarify that step. Yes, its the name of a glue generally used with wood. You can use any kind that works with paper. I think Elmer's glue is a popular one in your state.</p>
<p>And Thank You very much.</p>
Can we make it with normal paper
<p>You can but it won't be hard enough to hold the shape. You can use a paper thicker than normal one. For example, paper used to make cards.</p>
<p>Nice job. Very <strong>creative</strong></p>
<p>I agree.</p>
<p>Thank You!</p>
This is amazing
<p>Thank You!</p>
just normal paper?
<p>No. Its thicker than normal paper (around half a millimeter in thickness).</p>
<p>It's amazing what can be done with paper! I love how it looks all lit up! Thanks for sharing this with the community!</p>

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