Paper Lanterns

BACARDI¨ Mixers may be the star of the party, but there’s room at any get-together could for a little extra flare! That’s where these easy-to-make paper lanterns come in. Their broad stripes and bright stars will dazzle your guests at your next Memorial Day, Independence Day, or Veterans Day party!

  • You’ll Need:
  • Red, white, blue, and silver cardstock cut into 12" squares
  • Themed ribbon
  • Star punches
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Stapler
  • Step 1

    Fold your cardstock in half lengthwise.

  • Step 2

    Using a ruler, draw lines from the fold to an inch below the end of the cardstock, leaving an inch and a half between each line and the next. Use your scissors to cut along the lines.

  • Step 3

    Unfold the cardstock. With the folded corners on the outside, turn the paper inward, creating a lantern. Staple the top and bottom together two to three times. (Don’t worry! These staples will be covered with ribbon.)

  • Step 4

    Now decorate! Use your star punch to create fun, patriotic shapes to use on your lantern. Measure your ribbon by wrapping it around the top and bottom of the lantern, and then cut using scissors. Both materials can be easily attached to your lantern with glue sticks. For added effect, use two different star punch shapes, and several different colors of paper.

  • Step 5

    Using thick, color-coordinated ribbon, hang your lanterns and enjoy!


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