INSIDE : Learn how to craft an easy DIY Cone Lantern. The perfect way to add color and movement into your room, but using very simple materials!
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There is really nothing better than spending the evening outdoors with friends and family in the summer time. I am excited to share with you today my sixth #12MonthsofMartha project, an Easy DIY Cone Lantern.
I’ve had this simple beauty hanging on our back patio in the evenings and it lets off a lovely summer glow. So let me show you how easy it is to make one for yourself.
What supplies do I need to make Paper Cone Lanterns?
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How to make paper cone lights
First I decided which colors of paper I wanted in small, medium or large paper cones.
Then, I made a template to follow. I cut a square sheet of paper along the “1st cut” lines below. I made three large cones following this template.
I rolled the paper into a cone and used a thin line of hot.glue along the edge to secure. I then cut along the “2nd cut” line to make my medium sized cones.
Metal cone sheets
For the Martha metal sheets, I used the smallest size template (shown above on “3rd cut”). It was the same basic process to create the cones.
I used the self healing mat and the rotary cutter to create the shape. Then, I used the embossing roller to give the metal sheet a gentle curve to it.
This greatly helped in giving it a smooth shape. Finally, I secured with Martha’s metal double sided tape.
Each cone had a small hole at the top and I strung silver cording through it to create the “lantern” look. I hung each cone lantern at differing heights for visual interest.
DIY Paper lanterns
These DIY paper lanterns are fun and easy to hang in any space in your home. I put these hanging above my son’s bed in his room.
Then, I strung the battery powered LED lights throughout the DIY Cone Lantern for a soft summer glow!
This DIY would not create enough light on it’s own but it is the perfect evening ambiance lighting.
Do you have fun summer lights at your home?
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