Chinese Lantern Lights!

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 Make a little string of Chinese lantern lights for
 Chinese New Year this weekend (31st)

 You will need a string of Christmas lights...white or colored.
Red paper, tape, scissors, and a paper cutter is nice but not necessary.
 I cut paper in 2 1/2 by 3 1/4"
Fold paper in half...skinny way.

 Cut strips on the folded edge to about 1/4"
away from the other edge.

 Next, open it up...

 Add some tape or hot glue along one edge...

 Wrap it in a circle and tape it down.
Press together to make the lantern strips bow outwards.

 Make one for every light bulb...or skip some lights...whatever.

 I used a piece of duct tape and taped the light...

 Right inside the lantern.
 And repeated...16 times for me.

 Then turn the lights on and presto!
 Hang them up and celebrate...
You might want to check out this zodiac post too!
Or this Dragon cake and party for the Year of the Dragon
I love how tiny they are!

 Perfect for the mantle!

You could get some hanging lanterns like this too!
I just hung them with twine and pinned them right in the ceiling!
These ones are from Oriental Trading Company.  They are big!
No lights inside, but a great addition to our kitchen bar!

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