Paper crafts for Valentine’s are growing increasingly popular as people are becoming more creative in celebrating and designing their home for Valentine’s Day. Paper lanterns and baubles can be easily created through the use of folding paper techniques and even using everyday items like pink paper plates, and they can be hung to decorate parties, used for lanterns and even used above dessert tables to create a centerpiece.
How can you create paper lanterns from something as simple as paper plates?
Folding the paper plates to allow the center to form a triangular shape and allowing the ends of the plates to stand upwards can allow you to create a circular lantern.
How many plates are needed for the process of creating this popular hanging lantern? Twenty plates are used to fold into triangles and stapled together through the edges of the plates to create a polyhedron shape that is going to be strung with ribbon and easily hung from the ceiling.
When choosing the paper plates that are going to be used there are many options that are available. You can choose paper plates that are already colored or have designs to create an easy way to decorate for the holiday, or you can choose lightweight white paper plates to create a look that is going to be easily decorated. Stamping or painting the plates with pattern can be a great way to create a style that is going to be easily
Finally, once the plates have been attached together using staples at the ends of the plates you can attach a ribbon to the top of the plates to allow for easy hanging. To easily attach the ribbon to the plates insert the two ends of the ribbon into the middle area between two plates and secure it with a staple, ensuring that you are going through the ribbon to ensure that it remains in place. This way, you can reduce the chances that the lanterns are going to fall over the dessert table.
These are often a great way to create a style that can be made at home, while creating a look that doesn’t look home made. Using thin staples or even colored staples that are similar in color to the colored plates that have been chosen can help to disguise them further and create a DIY option that can be used through each holiday.
The second type of lantern that can be created is created with thick ribbons. Using two inch ribbon and wrapping the ribbons around paper towel rolls that are cut into quarters and attaching these to a long string of ribbon can be a great way to create a lantern that is going to be used through the party. Choosing to include small lights in these, like those that are found through a string of Christmas lights can help to create ambience through the party.
Finally, the third option can allow you to create a holiday themed fixture from a light that is already present in the home. Through this option, you can easily find that you are able to use three to five different styles and widths of ribbon. Using these ribbons, you can create a ring that is going to be draped around the fixture, ensuring that the ribbon is not going to come into any contact with the light bulbs in the fixture. Using the various forms of ribbon you can create a dangling fixture that can be a big impact through any party that is being designed.
Designing lanterns for the party are a great way to add interest to the table while creating a style and design that is sure to please guests and create a memorable experience for everyone.