Step 4: Tape..

This step takes some time as well but again, once you get a rhythm down this will go faster.

You will start at the bottom most wire and work your way up. My lantern has a wire that spirals up so this step was easy. I started at the bottom and taped each piece of paper to the lantern on the wire until I reached the top end of the wire.

I've added a few pictures to show how this was accomplished.

Tip: I tried to space the paper out so that the piece on top would be in the space of the piece under it. (Like a checker pattern.)

Made one this weekend!! It took about four hours for a 10 inch lantern and it was totally worth it!!! Thanks and good luck winning that honeymoon!!!
WOW!! Very beautiful!! Wonderful job and thanks for sharing!!
What about the acid in the clear tape? Surely there is something acid free that you could use that would let you pass these awesome lights down to your kids..... Thoughts?
You can use special library tape. You can get it online or at library supply stores. Its made so that it wont color and block the text. = ]
That's a great idea! Maybe scrapbooking tape of some sort? Thanks!
how many strips of paper did you end up using for one lantern
These "lanterns" are beautiful! I just wish I had space in my tiny apartment for 3 or so of these. I'll keep it in mind for when I move. Just gorgeous!
Thank you soooo much! My family have also fallen inlove with these and have asked me if they could keep a few after the wedding! They are so easy to do and well worth the time put in:)
I'm thinking of a total DIY to this one. They should look fabulous also with one of those string balls we see lately. In this way you can have them at different sizes.<br>I'm thinking of making some small one like this and with pretty colors for my girl's room.<br>Thank you for the instructable.
That sounds fantastic! Post a pic if you do! And you're very welcome. It's this community of amazing people that keep me coming back! You all rock!
This reminds me of a little cousin IT. I like IT! ;-O)
Thanks so much!! I may have to make one Cousin It for Halloween! Fantastic idea!
Thanks so much! I thought so too. I couldn't stop myself from making more than I needed! lol.
beautiful and congratulations!!
Thanks so much!! Have a great week!
looks great. must make one.
Post a pic if you do make one! They turned out so nice! If grouped in varying hights they are majestic!
Nice touch!
Thanks so much! I loved it too! Enjoy!
that is so beautiful!!
Thanks! That is so nice of you to say! I enjoy making things that take time and effort so this was a labor of love! lol. Enjoy!
How do they look lit up?
Really nice! I will post a photo soon! It's well worth it but the light needs to be an LED light bulb. You also want to use regular paper and not magazine pages because the magazine pages are too thick and won't shine through. I made one of these out of magazine paper and was not impressed. lol. Have fun and enjoy!

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