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« on: February 16, 2014 12:05:47 PM »

Every since I saw this project, I was determined to do it!  

That is a 20" paper lantern covered in 225 origami fortune tellers.  I originally was going to use a different lantern, so I didn't think I needed as many, but change of plans....  Here are what 150 fortune tellers look like:

and on the lantern.... not even close to being enough:

Hung it up, and ended up adding the original lantern as well, here is with and without the lights on:

I am sooooo happy with the finished project!!!
Here is the tutorial i referenced:

Whatcha think?
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2014 12:44:30 PM »

How amazing is that! I love the texture of it and the light shines through wonderfully.

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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014 01:28:07 PM »

I love that! I also might have to try it, seeing as I love to make fortune tellers. Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2014 07:01:09 PM »

That looks so cool lit up! Makes me want to try making one too.

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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2014 08:22:24 PM »

What a great effect you've created! How long did it take you?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2014 06:14:27 AM »

Nice!  I love the texture.  It must have taken you forever to fold all those fortune tellers.

« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2014 05:47:55 PM »

I just rocked you! That is a wonderful paper lantern. My daughter and I used to fold those paper fortune tellers...and then you are supposed to put notes in them. Any hidden messages??? Grin Never mind. You don't have to tell. But it could be neat to hide a secret in there? I love it both ways, but lights on it must be very pretty.


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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2014 07:45:50 PM »

wow!  Shocked that looks amazing lit up. 

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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2014 11:18:58 PM »

I scored 3 round paper IKEA lanterns from Goodwill. Know I know what I will make with one of them. Excellent job.  Grin

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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2014 09:15:08 PM »

How neat! I love how it looks lit up! Smiley
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