I usually don't post on Tuesday as it is our busiest day of the homeschooling week, but today I woke early – before the kids – and had a quick minute to pop over. The tutorial below is a repost from last Valentine's Day and was one of the more simple, accessible crafts I have shared (and therefore very popular).
So here it is for you again, in case you missed it or didn't get around to making them last season. We've made these for other seasons as well, so adapt the idea as you wish. Simply choose the appropriate paper colors and shapes for what every you fancy. You can also twist a wire around the neck to hang your lantern. A few along the front of your house or above a table is magical.
All right. I'm off and running. Have a great day, all!
Lupine and I made Love Lanterns today. Simply crafted with Mod Podge, tissue paper or kite paper, and an old glass jar. Oh, and glitter. There is always glitter happening over here.
Love Lantern Tutorial
1. Cut hearts and other shapes from kite paper. As an alternative you may tear or hole-punch paper shapes.
2. Spread Mod Podge over half of the jar. Place shapes on wet Mod Podge. Overlap is beautiful. Lupine wanted plenty of open space on our jar, but I love overlapping coverage.
3. Coat with a second layer to seal paper in. Sprinkle with glitter while still wet and dab on with your brush.
4. Allow to dry thoroughly.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Edited: I've gotten lots of emails asking where we get our kite paper. We buy ours locally from an online Waldorf supply store, Paper Scissors Stone. Click on their "Paper" page and scroll down.