DIY Paper Lanterns

August 2, 2010

Are you ready for a little DIY action this week? Tina Fussell (aka Traveling Mama) told me about a video tutorial that she shot in her home recently showing how to make these sweet lanterns over this bed below with paper and string. You can easily make these babies on a budget and they are pretty for indoors or out – they’d be so sweet on a porch for a fun party!

DIY Paper Lanterns

To view Tina’s quick and easy how-to video, click here. The one that she makes in the video reminds me of a watermelon which makes me want to have a BBQ and decorate with only green and pinky red lanterns! Thank you Tina for the great DIY!

(image: tina fussell)


  • Reply mnemonique August 2, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    they are truely beautiful!

  • Reply Jenn August 2, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Oh how sweet! This is definitely something I can make! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Torrie @ a place to share... August 2, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I am so happy that I recently ‘discovered’ Tina and her beautiful blog- in your comments section a few weeks back. I saw this post last week and let her know that I will definitely be completing this lovely DIY project in the very near future!

  • Reply Gina D August 2, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    I love these cute little lanterns! I want to make one to hang over my bed. Thank you for sharing! :D

  • Reply Sandy August 2, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Love the idea of lanterns over the bed (although my cats may try to rip them down). I really love that quilt in the photo too.


  • Reply La Boheme August 2, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Aaaah what a cute idea! Yes I can see how great these would be for a summer bbq! xoxo

  • Reply jacqueline August 2, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    These are perfectly cute!! I am a fan of tina’s work and blog. So happy to see her here! Really excited. Have a lovely merry happy week and love to yoU!

  • Reply Jess August 2, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    What a cute idea – it really suits this sweet girls room.

  • Reply Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas August 3, 2010 at 1:08 am

    Those are so whimsical and sweet.

    They look lovely in this child’s bedroom, but I would find great joy from them above my own bed!

  • Reply lit August 3, 2010 at 6:19 am

    DIY tutorials are always welcome :)
    And these paper lanterns are fun and cute!

  • Reply laura trevey August 3, 2010 at 7:53 am

    These would be easy and fun for a party!!

  • Reply European Chic August 3, 2010 at 11:29 am

    The paper lanterns are cute. I remember making them in school.

  • Reply Ashley H August 3, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    how adorable!!! im expecting and these may just show up in the nursery :)

  • Reply Traveling Mama August 4, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Thank you so much, Holly. I really am honored!

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