Make an origami star lantern | How About Orange

February 23, 2012

Make an origami star lantern

I learned how to fold this paper candle holder by following directions from Passengers on a Little Spaceship, right here. It's quick and fun! I used a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock. It was more difficult to fold than thinner paper, but made a very sturdy lantern. You can experiment with different sizes, colors, and thicknesses of paper. This size was good for a glass votive holder.


22 comments:

BellsInSpires said...

wow! that's incredible, i love it! it'd be a pretty sweet way to made a bunch of table decorations on the cheap.

kala said...

Wanna know how to make this :) very lovelyyyyy

Jessica Jones said...

You can do it!

ffluwer said...

Looks very cool. Maybe i'll try myself.

happy paper place said...

I love it! Looks great on your end table...cute pillow too! :)

http://www.happypaperplace.com/

Suzanne said...

That's amazing! I'm blown away because it doesn't look like paper.

dionne said...

Hi Jessica. Glad you enjoyed making the lanterns. I've never had so many visitors to my blog in one day! Good to know a little bit of paper can please so many :) You've got some really fantastic ideas over here. Thanks for sharing (and for linking). -dionne @ passengers on a little spaceship

wakemeupwithasmile said...

Aw, this is cute. And I love how your name is also Jessica :)
I love origami, it's my weird way to relax xoxo.

Annabelle said...

This is so cute.

Anonymous said...

Here in Germany you can see these quite often at Christmas time made out of transparent paper in shades of red. It gives a nice glow and a very festive atmosphere.

Jessica Jones said...

I bet so! I want to buy some colored vellum. Crisp and translucent.

evdokia t. said...

looks really nice!

LimeRiot said...

Ohhh! It's lovely! I love the colored vellum idea in the previous comment.

Are you afraid it will catch fire at all??

Jessica Jones said...

Not with a glass holder for the candle inside it.

Juice said...

My kids just plain love this. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

tank you so much for the tutorial, i saw them before and i alwys wanted them
you can also use colored paper and brush the finshed latern with vegetable oil, similar look like vellum paper

asnipofgoodness said...

I LOVE this, woud make great hostess gifts and I can imagine them in all kinds of pretty paper! Thanks for sharing!!

Gabriela said...

Ooh, pretty :)

Karin said...

I do these kind of lanterns together with my pupils before Christmas with coloured transparent paper year for year. For myself I use the stronger parchment paper for it.

wall decals said...

I'll have a try!!Love this star lanterns!!! I desire to learn!! So great post!!:D

Origami Folding Instructions said...

Looks really cool! Looking forward to try this out later. But I'm kinda worry that it will catch fire if you put candle into it lol. Anyway, thanks for sharing the link! Can't wait to make this tonight :D

Nine Red said...

I'm in love. These are the most adorable little lanterns! I featured them on my blog today, and sent my readers here. Thanks for sharing! http://ninered.blogspot.com/2012/10/how-to-origami-star-lantern.html

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