...With Glowing Lanterns!
About It's A Jaime Thing
So, your friends keep telling you you're glowing, huh? Well then, glow on
, girl! If you're in love and your heart, soul and mind are glowing along with that gorgeous smile of yours, why not carry that glow throughout your wedding decor
? Do so with these lovely lanterns
by Hannah Nunn
Aren't these lovely? If you're a bride on a tight budget
, however, fear not! Grab your girls and get a little crafty...you can probably make these yourself! While I have not
attempted to make these, it's inspiring me to try. Who's with me? Shall we try it?
What You'll Need...
Grab some scissors (maybe a razor knife thingy too?), a hole puncher, glue (or tape or even a stapler), vellum paper (perhaps even in your wedding colors), letter stencils (or make your own stencils!), white string lights and a little bit of patience. Yes, patience. Maybe a bottle of wine to share with your bridesmaids
who, if you ask, I bet would help you with your DIY project
Cut the vellum paper into strips, based on what size you want your lanterns to be. Draw the letters (or whatever you'd like) onto the vellum. Cut the drawings out perhaps using a razor knife... but be careful!!!
Glue, tape or staple together the sides of the vellum to create your lantern shade. Cut 2 slits into the top of each side of the shade, so you can place your string lights between the slit, then tape the top of the slit together over the lights. Or, for cleaner look, perhaps you could use clear fishing wire to hang the lanterns over each little bulb. Whatever works easier for you!
Like I said, I have not
attempted this project myself - these are simply ideas
I'm offering in case you might like to try and turn this into a fun DIY project. If you do try it and find that there are easier ways to create these, please do share with us in the comments below!
Not feeling so crafty? It's all good. Contact Hannah about ordering personalized lights
for your event. For more wedding inspiration
and other creative DIY ideas
, feel free to head on over to the blog I write at www.itsajaimething.com
. Thanks for reading and happy planning! ~Jaime