Watch the Workshop Replay on YouTube.

Tools & materials:
  • Download and print out this template
  • Paper to cut 6 panels from (see suggestions below)
  • 1/4″ double-sided tape or white glue
  • Scissors
  • Optional: I will show how to attach a 3″ lamp ring (like this) to the bottom of the lantern to create a base.
  • Battery-operated tea light (I’ll show you my favorites when we meet on Zoom)
Paper suggestions:
  • Beginners: I recommend white copier paper or equivalent for your first model – simply cut out your panels (decorate them if you wish) and we will crumple our paper together.
  • Paper aficionados: I used a cloth-like paper that is somewhat stiff: if you’ve worked with konnyaku, you can use some of your momigami. Other paper recommendations: hanji, mino washi, and commercial momi papers like these will also work well.
You will Learn:
  1. How to choose paper for a project: I will share specific paper recommendations with you, since this is one of the most common questions I get. It takes experience to develop a feel for paper, and we learn about paper qualities through the projects in The Paper Year.
  2. Three ways to connect paper panels: I love the variety of attachments and connections that work with paper (tape, glue, stitching, eyelets, staples, etc).
  3. How to create a sturdy base for your lantern.
  4. My favorite (and safe) ways to illuminate your Crown Lantern. 
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