Watch the Workshop Replay on YouTube.

Join me for a one-hour Zoom workshop and presentation on Friday, June 30th at noon (US Mountain Time Zone). I’ll talk a bit about my Paper Year Membership Program, and then we’ll dive into making this Crown Lantern

If you haven’t already, please register for the Zoom event here.

You will receive a reminder with the Zoom link the day of the workshop. If you can’t make it, that’s okay, but please sign up if you wish to receive the recording.

Please bring the following 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. 
Find out more about The Paper Year:

The Paper Year is an annual subscription club – a year-long online class – featuring a new paper technique every month. Get inspired with video and written project instructions designed to spark ideas that keep you creating for the rest of the month; explore creative paper techniques, including origami, pop-ups, paper weaving, book arts, paper cutting and more; and join our growing community of paper lovers online to learn and share in a warm, encouraging, supportive, creative community. If you’d like to hold your spot for The Paper Year now, click on the purple button on this page.

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