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Make an Owl Lantern

1 February 2012 39,470 views 8 Comments

by rhonda

I'm always looking for new ways to dress up plain paper lanterns.  (They're one of my favorite dollar store items!)  Jill from Meet the Dubiens decorated her daughter's bedroom in a Pottery Barn Kids theme with lots of cute owls and trees.  To compliment the PBK decorations, she made owls out of some paper lanterns that were left over from a birthday party.  If you aren't into owls, get creative and use the same techniques to make whatever animals you want!  [how to make an owl lantern]

Project estimate:

  • Paper lantern, $1
  • Scrapbook paper, on hand
  • Craft foam, on hand or $1
  • Buttons, on hand
  • Glitter glue, on hand or $1
  • Glue, on hand

Total:  $1 and up

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  • Roxanne Rowley said:

    what a cute idea!

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  • MB@weregoingtogether said:

    Love the idea of using the lanterns to make animals! Thanks!

  • Erin Spain said:

    These are adorable!


  • Sebastian said:

    The kids will have so much fun doing this together. Great activity.

  • Donna @ ItalyHolidays said:

    It’s perfect for kids. I was just thinking what to do with my little nieces when they arrive for the weekend.

  • Rebeca said:

    Super cute. What size paper lantern is that? 8 inch or larger? Im planning an owl themed baby shower and I wan to make bunch of these to hang all over the room.

  • Julie Taylor said:

    How adorable!