Make a Rainbow Bright Paper Lantern

rainbow lantern 2

I just love decorating paper lanterns. You may remember my dotted tissue paper lantern and my letter lighting project! I think they are an easy way to add major impact Maybe this lantern leads to a pot o' gold since it is St. Paddy's day and all )totally unplanned btw).

The cool thing is that you can make this for under $5 bucks in under an hour! Here's how!

Rainbow Bright Paper Lantern


– Paper lantern in size of your choice...some are available at craft stores for $1!
– Tissue paper squares in rainbow of colors (got mine at Michaels)
– Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue®


OK, I'm not going to list them out, cause this is one of the simplest crafts you can make...

First you take these squares...

Tissue squares

...you glue them in color order to the lantern starting at top. Slightly overlap them as you glue going down the lantern.


Glue any remaining pieces in place and fill in any gaps.

And there you have it!

rainbow lantern

It's the perfect accent for brightening up any room that needs a splash of color.

Until next time Swellions!

P.S. I added it to the following linky parties!

TaterTots and Jello

The Shabby Chic Cottage



Mim Smith Faro said...


The Dreaming Bear said...

That lantern is friggin' awesome! You go girl!

KirstenK said...

Nice...Love it!
I have linked to your post at my own blog...i have also used your picture...I hope it's okay. If not leave a comment on my blog and I will remove it!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [18 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Rachel at Sun Scholars said...

That is so pretty! I love it!

I'd love to have you share at my For the Kids Friday Link Party! I'm sure you'll find some fun ideas while you are there! Come join the fun!


Jaime said...

This is so fun!! I would love if you would link up to Wow Me Wednesdays!


Jennifer said...

Stopping by from Tatertots and Jello- I love your creativity. It's a great light. Ha, and I used to love Rainbow Bright when I was little.

Oh, and I am having a giveaway on my blog in case you want to stop by. :)

Jerri said...

This looks great! So fun!

Michelle said...

This came out so cute! It is one of those activities that I would do with kids just because I wanted to do it too lol! I am a new follower and I would love if you linked this up to my Made by Little Hands linky party tomorrow! Thanks so much!

kristy.lynn @ kristy.makes said...

this is soo stinkin' cute! i love it! thanks for sharing!

found you via tt&j! :)

Jaime said...

Thank you so much for sharing!! I'd love for you to link up to Wow Me Wednesday!


Anonymous said...

simple.....yet sooooooo Beautiful

Heather - Chickabug said...

Hi Alexa! I just discovered your blog and am IN LOVE with your ideas. Definitely a new fan here! : ) I posted about your lantern ideas on my blog today:


Thank you for the inspiration!

Heather : )

tienda muebles madrid said...

It cannot have effect in actual fact, that is what I think.

Ann Martin said...

Cute idea, very festive!

Led outfitters Complaints said...

impressive...love to design this myself
Led Outfitters
Led Outfitters
led outfitters reviews
led outfitters complaints
led outfitters complaints

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.frouggs.com/]ugg pas cher[/url] jeqxv [url=http://www.dtopdoudounemoncler.org/]doudoune moncler[/url] ssuqf [url=http://www.doudounesc.com/]doudoune homme[/url] hxncx [url=http://www.dtopdoudounemoncler.org/]http://www.dtopdoudounemoncler.org/[/url] uifwc [url=http://www.doudounesc.com/]doudoune femme[/url] dunws

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.abeabercrombie.com/]abercrombie france[/url] dyjpu [url=http://www.abeabercrombie.com/]abercrombie[/url] xmkgs [url=http://www.burberrytop.net/]http://www.burberrytop.net/[/url] lzddi [url=http://www.burberrytop.net/]burberry[/url] emajb [url=http://www.louboutintob.net/]louboutin pas cher[/url] wuxpc

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
#Attribution1 { display:none; }
Web Statistics