Monday, October 15, 2012

How to make a paper lantern (lamp) for Diwali for decorating / competitions

Hello everyone,
                    This is a tutorial post on how to make an easy  paper lantern for Diwali / Deepavali / Xmas.This is so easy that even grown up kids can try this with some adult supervision.So it can be done for office / schools lantern making competitions.......

It looks like this.

Material required -
Handmade paper
Bamboo sticks
Glue like fevicol or a glue gun
Craft paper punches (optional)
Fire retardant spray

Method -

1- Start by cutting the bamboo sticks into 11 inches pieces.You'll need 16 such pieces for one lamp.Then take 4 of these sticks and glue them at the corners to form a square as shown below.

2- Cut the handmade paper into squares of 11 * 11 inches.You can punch them to add an extra effect to your lamps.You can also used pre punched paper to make the task easy.I heard you can get pre-punched paper from Michaels.

3- Now glue the above paper on your frame so that you get something that looks like this.

4- Repeat steps 1-3 and make four such frames.Also cut four thin strips of paper (11 inches long).

5- Using the strips of paper glue the above four pieces to give it a cube shape as below.Also cut and glue the bamboo sticks on the top portion to make an arrangement for hanging a low wattage light etc.

And your Diwali lamp is done.Super easy and super fun to make.This project is so easy that this can be used for office lamp making competitions or school lamp making competitions easily.

The lamp looks like this when the other lights are also on.

And like this when the other lights are off.

Use it to decorate your home or workplace.You can either hang it or use it as such on the floor.I'm planning to make more of these in different sizes and put a few of them together on the floor in a corner.

WARNING : Please do check about the fire safety of the paper before using it and use a very low wattage light to avoid any mishappening....And use fire retardant spray for paper.Do not use candles or other such burning things inside the lamp.These lamps are for outdoor use only.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.Any feedback is welcome.You can post the pictures of lamps you make using these tutorials on our FB Page.

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Ideas out of the mist wishes everyone a very, very Happy Diwali !!!!!!!!!!!!

Did you see the other lamp tutorial we posted last year for Diwali?

It can be found  HERE.

And another lantern with different dimensions HERE.

Until I write next,
Keep smiling.
  ^ , ^

1 comment:

  1. Hi mihika,
    all the lamps are AWESOME!!!!
    Soooo beautiful. And so easy to make them. I have bookmarked ur page. Ha ha ha. This diwali i am surely gonna try one lamp.
    Can u plz tell me what do we call handmade papers in Hindi language??
    So that i cud easily ask the shopkeepers!
    Oh yeah one more thing, can u plz suggest me something else to use or do instead of fire case i don't find it in the market.
    Thanks once again. :) :) ur ideas of making simple easy yet beautiful lamps are so gooood.



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