If you started an Accordion Organizer yesterday, you’ll have plenty of loose pages to play with now 😀 I turned a few of mine into pretty Vintage Rose Lanterns:
And they are super easy to make, the ole book pages, your printer, a craft knife and a wee bit of double sided tape is all you need 😀 And some ribbon, lace, string or whatever you fancy to hang them with, hey: I’ve got an idea: why not use….tadah: old book pages??? lol (Just cut strips and glue to each side, where I have used the wire 😉
- Trim your pages to the precise same width, cutting with a ruler and a blade is useful to ensure precision
- Measure the size of the page precisely, mine are 130mmx210mm.
- Create a custom setting for your printer
- Print one lantern per page
- Alternative 1: If you want a diamond shape on your lanterns, score the horisontal line to and make a sharp crease
- Alternative 2: If you want a rounded shape (like the pictures) skip the middle crease entirely
- Cut the vertical lines
- Use a piece of double sided tape to close the lantern
- For alternative 2: weigh down the lantern for a few minutes to make the paper stick to it’s shape (like with a match box)
- Attach your choice of handle: ribbon, lace, string, twine, wire or paper.
- Hang and TA-DAH: Vintage Rose Lanterns :-).
I then decided I wanted a more permament installment, and quickly crafted the wire wreath, and used the thinnest wire to make the 4 gathering strings thread through a hook in the ceiling, and various S-shaped hooks that can easily be adjusted or moved around. If you like the wreath, I can reveal that it is a replica of the base shape of the Fil-de-fer crown I made here (only a lot larger):
The high quality Rose Lanterns can be found in the download folder below. The files are free for your personal use and enjoyment.
The Rose Lanterns can also be printed on regular paper, I recommend printing 2 lanterns per A4-age for a nice size.
All the roses were found on The Old Design Shop, thank you Julie for providing such a wonderful abundance of Vintage Roses 🙂 Take a look over there, it is truly a magical place 😀
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