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Braided Paper Luminary

During the holidays gives the home an extra warm and cozy feeling. Make one or even a set of them and change the colors and height according to your needs. This paper lantern is very inexpensive to make, requires about an hour to 1 1/2 hours to complete and is not difficult to cut if you are experienced with using a craft knife.



Christmas Paper Craft - Six Sided Lantern with Intricate Design

For this project you will need:

- 6 pieces of silver or other color of cardstock each measuring 15 cm x 5.5 cm (this is the size of this particular luminary -
  you can adjust the height and width of the pieces to fit your needs, if you like)
- pattern found in the image below:
- craft knife and scissors
- ruler
- double sided adhesive

Craft Pattern:

Braided Paper (Incere or Lace) Template

The pattern for this project can be found here: Braided Paper Template





Illustrated Card Craft Tutorials:

Table Latern Tutorial

Follow the step-by-step picture tutorial here: How to Make a Paper Table Lantern

The instructions show a metal template being used. There are also explanations how to use the printable pattern we provid, as well.

Lace Tutorial

More on how to use the the Lacè template here: How to use a Lacè Template


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Christmas Paper Craft - Six Sided Lantern with Intricate Design



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