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I LOVE these star lanterns and would like to make some for our home. Does anyone know of a good pattern/tutorial?

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I was JUST thinking about this today. I'll see if I can dig anything up for you.

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Okay, any links that I found for tutorials didn't pan out (one blog has gone poof, the other is closed to all but invited guests), but I believe you can find some instructions in _Crafts Through the Year_ by Thomas and Petra Berger.

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Thanks! I did find this PDF tutorial on Etsy . Trying to decide if I want to buy it.

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See my post #18 in this thread.

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See my post #18 in this thread.

Awesome!! Thank you!!

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See my post #18 in this thread.
Thank you so much!

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Ok... I totally feel dumber than a brick. I bought the tutorial as well as looked at the free one and I still cannot figure this out . I get to the point of shaping the lantern and I'm lost.

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Ok... I totally feel dumber than a brick. I bought the tutorial as well as looked at the free one and I still cannot figure this out . I get to the point of shaping the lantern and I'm lost.
Click on the pictures and you'll be taken to the flickr set that has some light instructions.

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I had a moment shortly after I posted. I just used some notebook paper to make the first one but the girls and I are going to do some watercolor painting tonight.

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One more question... if you have made these, what size paper did you use? The only watercolor paper I could find locally was 9"x12" and the lanterns don't stand as tall as the ones I've been admiring.

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I have made two different sizes, one was standard construction paper size and one was using larger watercolor paper-the size of the paper didn't matter, it was the diameter of the plate that I used for my circle. With the construction paper size, I used a smaller plate. The larger size is definitely easier to work with! Hope this helps!

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Sorry, that's what I meant... the circles I'm working with are small because I'm limited to the size of the paper. Is there a good online source for large watercolor paper? Or is there another type of paper suitable for lantern making?

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Sorry, that's what I meant... the circles I'm working with are small because I'm limited to the size of the paper. Is there a good online source for large watercolor paper? Or is there another type of paper suitable for lantern making?
I'd bet that Mercurius carries some. I bought some from Nova Natural that was a decent size. I'll ask at my daughter's school this morning if I remember, but, I do thing they order from Mercurius.

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We use some ridiculously huge watercolor paper I get from our school store. I am not sure how large it is..at least 26 x 36.

Instead of a lid we use a compass which is really helpful and a bone folder is really great to make the folds perfect. HTH!

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I actually found big sheets of watercolor paper at Hobby Lobby today!

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i keep saying I am going to make one and get overwhelmed!


i need to get over it!

i was also going to say that most craft stores have very large watercolor paper pads.

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I looked at the free tutorial and I agree that it seems a little hard to follow. I'm pretty crafty, but it will require some work.

One question: the usual recommendation is to use LED lights rather than candles with these as the paper, if it caught on fire, would be a big hazard. In my house we LOVE natural things and incorporate a lot of fire (candles, fireplace, bonfire) during the winter months, but I can see that the combination of paper and fire is not a good one, especially with children involved.

Where would you get the right-sized LED lights? Are they thinking of Christmas lights? But those usually have far more bulbs than what would be needed here. Anybody have suggestions???
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I just bought some "faux tealights" at Hobby Lobby in the candle section. They even mimic the flickering a candle makes. I'm going to go check out that tutorial!

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We actually use our tealights with them with no problems. I make 2 sizes the big ones and then little ones, too. Neither have had any issues with catching fire. HTH!

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Bumping this up because I came across another (brand new) tutorial this morning! Star Lantern Tutorial

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Bumping this up because I came across another (brand new) tutorial this morning! Star Lantern Tutorial
Thanks for sharing!

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Hey Mama's I made a tutorial here for both a star lantern and a dodecahedron star lantern....http://moonbeamandapplesauce.blogspot.com/2011/04/i-fell-in-love-with-star-lanterns.html

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