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diy wednesdays: table lanterns

by the curiosity shoppe

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with the crazy heat wave we’re having in san francisco this week, all we can think about is spending as much time as possible outside. and since balmy evenings especially are a rarity in sf, we plan to take advantage of the warm weather and prepare a few dinners to eat up on the roof in the upcoming days. these paper lanterns are a snap to make, and will add a nice festive glow to our outdoor picnic table. click here for the full project or just click “read more” below.

have fun!
derek & lauren

here’s what youโ€™ll need:
-cylindrical glasses or vases
-colored cardstock
-colored tissue paper
-ruler
-pencil
-scissors
-double-sided tape
-tea light or votive candle

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1. measure the height and circumference of your glass and cut a piece of tissue paper that is the same height and 1/4″ wider than your measurement.
2. put a strip of double-sided tape down the length of your glass and wrap the tissue paper around, securing both ends onto the tape.

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3. measure and cut a piece of colored card stock that is 1″ taller and 1/2″ wider than your glass measurement.
4. fold the cardstock in half lengthwise and starting at the fold line, make a series of cuts that are approximately 1/2″ to 1″ apart, making sure to stop about 1″ from the edge.

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5. unfold the cardstock and stick pieces of double sided tape along the top and bottom, and all along one of the short edges.
6. wrap around your glass, lining up the top and bottom of the glass with the top and bottom of the cardstock.
7. light a candle and carefully insert it into the glass.

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