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Tracey
« on: May 05, 2004 10:57:58 PM »

This is my Paper Latern Star Lamp! [/color]


   I love those Paper Lamps so I decided to make one!


http://members.shaw.ca/robertbrandt/images/lantern1.jpg


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        Tutorial:

  Materials: Bristle Board
                Hole Punch, that punches out shapes (or you can cut out your own!)
               Tissue Paper
                Plastic Coated Wire
                Light cord with bulb
                Pin
                Paintbrush
               Glue


  This is the pattern for cutting out the "points" of your star.  You need five of them.

http://members.shaw.ca/robertbrandt/images/lantern.jpg

   I'll try to explain this as best as I can, if it's confusing let me know and I'll add pics.  
  
1- Trace the pattern onto your paper, and cut it out. (Have five of them)

2- Copy the placement of the solid lines on to you cut outs, by using a ruler and a exacto knife. Very lightly make your lines (do not cut right through the material, you just want to "scratch" it)  These are where you will fold the points of your star.

3- Make and Punch out the patterns on your lamp

4- Glue your tissue paper to cover the holes.

5- Carefully fold your star pieces along the scratched lines

6- Paint some glue on the outside of the lengthwise tab *which is located off the side of your star piece*
you want the glue on the "good looking side* of the paper.  Fold the star in half, pressing the tab down and allowing to dry.  Do this with 4 of the star pieces.

7- With the 5th one, before you fold it in half, make sure you cord is running along the inside fold

8- paint glue on the shorter of the tabs, and lay the pieces, one on top of the other. So you have a stack of star pieces.  Paper Clip down and wait for glue to dry.

9- Once the glue is dried, carefully pull the pieces around to form a star.  To secure the 2 end pieces, poke a small hole in each piece and draw it together with wire.

  Sorry if it is confusing! I'll try to take pictures as I'm doing it with the next one!
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2004 11:52:57 PM »

that looks really great! awesome job.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2004 01:31:04 AM »

i LOVE it.  i love those star lanterns too, and they can get pricey.  yours came out absolutely beautifully.  it literally looks manufactured.  i am in awe.
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2004 08:45:35 AM »

that looks great. i always wondered about making one. great job
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2004 09:38:31 AM »

This could be a stupid question, as I have never seen one before (yours looks fabulous) but do you hang it? How do you hang it if that's what you do?
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2004 10:23:50 AM »

  If you look closely to the bottom right corner of the star, you can see the white cord, next to it is a small plastic coated wire, which you use to hang it up
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2004 02:50:40 PM »

I am forwarding this to my DH right now!  He has been trying to make me one out of balsa wood and tissue paper for months.  It is still in many pieces and DH is very frustrated.  This version looks MUCH easier and faster! Thanks and GREAT job!!!
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2004 03:31:49 PM »

Totally faboolious!  Last year I bought a kit that comes with all the pieces plus the lamp part, all ready for decorating...which is still sitting in the back in which I brought it home.  Kudos for doing it from scratch---and great job!
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2004 10:25:41 PM »

  My nephew received a kit for Christmas, and I figured out my pattern ect. from that.  Mine is quite similar to his.
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2004 02:00:18 PM »

SO EXCITED to finally have a pattern for these! i havebought too many....and they are too expensive!!!!
i'm about to get fired from work, ive been making stars out of oragami paper all day  Grin
im thinking about how i could attach many smaller stars to xmas lights, to make a chain....
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