In this Instructable I'm going to show you how to make a paper lantern look better and bigger. Maybe you have a paper lantern as a temporal lamp, well, now you'll be able to turn it into a statement piece.
I've always liked fresh flowers in my house, and this lamp is inspired in white carnations. It looks as if it was covered with those pretty flowers.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
White sheer fabric or thick ribbon
A paper lamp
Step 2: Cut
Begin by cutting long rectangles of fabric (8 to 10 cm width). I chose this fabric because it doesn't fray. That's also an advantage of using ribbon. If yours do fray, you can seal the edges by slightly burning them with a lit candle.
Step 3: Sew
Make a seam with long stitches in the middle of the rectangle, then gather the fabric so you have a ruffle.
Repeat until you have enough ruffles to cover the lamp. Depending on the size of
your lamp you might need more fabric.
Keep in mind the ruffles have to be a little bit apart one another, or the light will be very weak.
Step 4: Glue
Once you have the ruffles ready, heat your glue gun and glue them to the paper lantern.
Start at the bottom and work your way up in a spiral, put glue in the lantern and glue the part of the ruffle with the seam.
Step 5: Hang It
Good job, now just hang it and enjoy!
When using a paper lantern, it's always recommended to avoid incandescent bulbs and use led bulbs instead. Because LED bulbs produce no heat, there’s no chance of the lanterns catching fire.