Sew a Bright Astrobrights Paper Party Lantern & Enter to Win the Give a Brighter Year Sweepstakes

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 Neon is everywhere and my daughter is rocking bright colors to the extreme. She loves getting crafty and AstroBrights Papers come in 23 bright colors, super bright and super eye-catching. Perfect for projects at home, school or the office. You can choose AstroBrights Papers for flyers, reports, school projects, crafts and more. AstroBrights Paper make things stand out.

Based on what my kiddo is enjoying right now I sewed up (yes sewed) a neon yellow and pink paper lantern piece that will be perfect as a slumber party lantern; as the kiddos always seem to sack out in the living room (and because we don’t have night lights around these parts). A few battery candles from the $1.00 store and this is ready to go.  I love how the light peeps out the holes from the stitches.

To make the lantern 5 pieces of paper total were used:  two full pieces of  8 1/2  X  11″ Astrobrights Paper in yellow and pink, 1 sheet of green for the base circle, 1 sheet of pink for shapes, and 1 sheet of yellow for shapes. First was to stitch the two full pieces of pink and neon together along the 11″ side with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Then shapes were freehand cut and appliqued on to the paper. <The secret to stitching paper is to use wide stitches –not close together stitches. Wide stitches will ensure you don’t end up perforating the paper and it splitting.> A  glue stick was used to adhere the lantern together including sticking it to the paper base. Of course you can make no-sew lanterns with paper, scissors and glue. What a fun project for the kiddos. I can’t wait to make a few more of these for upcoming parties (and perfect my technique).

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2 Responses to “Sew a Bright Astrobrights Paper Party Lantern & Enter to Win the Give a Brighter Year Sweepstakes”

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  1. Summer says:

    This looks like a fun idea. My daughter just loves night lights so this could be a fun project to do with her.

  2. How creative! I love that you appliqued on paper, and then the stitches make the lantern so pretty!

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