origami star lanterns

These origami star lanterns by passengers on a little spaceship are so pretty and whimsical. It’s amazing what kinds of cool things you can make with just paper and some strategic folds – origami rocks! For safety, use dollar store battery-operated tealights to light up your paper lanterns (or insert a glass tealight holder if you insist on using real candles). This is a great way to use up your 12×12 scrapbooking paper stash. Find the instructions for the origami: [how to make origami star lanterns]

These would look beautiful for a wedding or other party, either as a centerpiece (grouped on a table), or even nestled in the garden as shown here. If you don’t want to use scrapbooking paper, how about recycling some newspaper or using brown kraft paper?

Project Estimate:

  • 12×12 sheet of paper, $.50 or on hand
  • Battery-operated tealights, 2 for $1

Total: $1 and up