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a chinese lantern made out of cd's! :D
i had some blank cds lying around that i was never going to use, so i thought why not make something out of them? at first i thought i could make a necklace but i ended up making a lantern instead :D

(time excludes drying time)

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  • How to make a lantern. Cd Lantern :D - Step 1
    Step 1

    1.Get a cd and cut it in half.

  • How to make a lantern. Cd Lantern :D - Step 2
    Step 2

    2. Glue some foil on a half, make sure its EXTREMELY CRINKLED. now do the other half.

  • How to make a lantern. Cd Lantern :D - Step 3
    Step 3

    3. Once the glue is dry, paint both halfs, i did orange, pink and brown mixed together and a light blue colour, while the paint is wet, use your thumb in an upward motion to take off some of the paint, so some of the foil shows. This gives it a nice effect.

  • How to make a lantern. Cd Lantern :D - Step 4
    Step 4

    4.cut another cd in half and then into quarters. Do the same to the foiled cd, once its dry.

    <-- it should look like this.

  • How to make a lantern. Cd Lantern :D - Step 5
    Step 5

    5. lay the quarters out so they are in a vertical line, turn over and glue. Don't worry if i doesn't stay together, once its dry.

  • How to make a lantern. Cd Lantern :D - Step 6
    Step 6

    6. carefully put sticky tape along the back of the lantern, covering it completely. Repeat the same step on the front.

  • How to make a lantern. Cd Lantern :D - Step 7
    Step 7

    (if you are not using puffy paint or a pearl pen, skip this step)

    7. get your puffy paint or pearl pen, and start making a patern on the
    edge of the non-foiled quarters, i just did dots, nice and simple. :D

  • How to make a lantern. Cd Lantern :D - Step 8
    Step 8

    8. get some wire and start to twist the bottoms, so it makes a loop.

  • How to make a lantern. Cd Lantern :D - Step 9
    Step 9

    9. put the wire at the top of the lantern and then some sticky tape around it, then put some more wire around it to secure.

  • How to make a lantern. Cd Lantern :D - Step 10
    Step 10

    10. Now your finitoed! or finished! ^__^

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Little P.
Little P. · Cowdenbeath, Scotland, GB · 10 projects
hehe HappyHappy better than old english darling !! :L:L
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Abbie R
Abbie R · 9 projects
hehe thank you.. ahh sminted... i love our scottish lanuage
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Little P.
Little P. · Cowdenbeath, Scotland, GB · 10 projects
hehe can see your ring in the pics and btw this is sminted!!
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Abbie R
Abbie R · 9 projects
thank you! what a lovely comment! Happy
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
what a great idea, love it sooo great this recycling project.
i think i will make them for my balcony , i think i will make holes on the top so they can more dangle in the wind.
great tute as well.
very cool and awesome!!!! thank you for sharing this.
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Abbie R
Abbie R · 9 projects
(just to note) there's a glitch with the 'what you need' list. you will only need....
2 blank cds
sticky tape
tin foil
paint
glue
thin wire(for loop to hang)
and a pearl pen/puffy paint(optional)
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