One of my favorite ways to add a special touch to parties is hanging either pom-poms, garlands, balloons, or paper lanterns from a chandelier or overhang. It instantly turns a simple party table into a roomful of color and pizzazz! These easy to make paper lanterns are perfect for displaying at birthday parties, holidays, and more! Coordinate your colors for your party. Hosting a baby shower? Use light yellow, light blue, or light pink! Birthday party? Try polka dotted or striped tissue for a fun change. The possibilities really are endless.
TOOLS + MATERIALS
- Tissue-paper circles in assorted colors
- Double-sided tape
- 14-, 16-, or 18-inch-diameter paper lanterns (light colored lanterns like white work best)
1. Starting at the bottom of the lantern, use small squares of tape to begin attaching tissue-paper disks around the hole, overlapping them.
2. Working toward the top, continue sticking and overlapping disks to cover the lantern.