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How to make your very own super cute Hello Kitty paper lantern
Celebrating her 35th year, there is no doubt that Hello Kitty is still the coolest cat around. Massively popular, her face can be found on millions of different objects from toasters to toilet seats, and now... lanterns. To make your own Hello Kitty paper lantern follow the directions below:

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  • How to make a lantern. Hello Kitty Paper Lantern - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find a nice basic Hello Kitty head image online and open it up in Word, or any image editing program. Resize the Hello Kitty image so that the face details fit the size of your lantern.

  • How to make a lantern. Hello Kitty Paper Lantern - Step 2
    Step 2

    Gently open up your paper lantern and insert the metal support. Be careful when inserting the support. Shoving it in too quick could bend the metal, or rip your lantern.

  • How to make a lantern. Hello Kitty Paper Lantern - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out the pieces like this and set them aside. You'll want to play around with the arrangement of the face pieces before you glue them on the lantern.

  • How to make a lantern. Hello Kitty Paper Lantern - Step 4
    Step 4

    Bend the ears and create a soft crease right across the middle of the bow. This will allow them to pop up and create a nifty 3D effect.

  • How to make a lantern. Hello Kitty Paper Lantern - Step 5
    Step 5

    Using white paper glue, glue on the Hello Kitty face pieces like so. For a glossy effect you can cover the face pieces with a thin layer of decoupage. Let dry and your done. Too cute right? ;)

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Sunny_Bunny
Sunny_Bunny · Corpus Christi, Texas, US
too cuteHappy
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rainbowmacabre
rainbowmacabre · Woodbury, Tennessee, US · 3 projects
Totally cute! When I can find a paper lantern I will be trying this. :3
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Feisty Fidget
Feisty Fidget · 6 projects
Beautiful! I am a big Kitty fan and so will definitely be making these!
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Tala S.
Tala S. · 1 project
Its beautifully cute.
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KellBellBlue
KellBellBlue · Sonoma, California, US · 15 projects
Oh my heavens, my friend would love this, and it looks pretty quick and easy to make! I might have to try this out for her.
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Kirky
Kirky · Sparta, Tennessee, US · 16 projects
ah! my mom is gonna love this!
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ShannonJade
ShannonJade · 1 project
i love <3 think i may have to make soon (:
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cupcake gangster
cupcake gangster · 64 projects
awesome! they had paper lanterns on sale at the christmas tree shop too! ty
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Andrea4YA
Andrea4YA · 5 projects
Thanks so much for all your kind comments everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I purchased my paper lanterns from the Paper Lantern Store. http://www.paperlanternstore.com/whropala.html The lantern I used was the 3.5" white round lantern.

I imagine you could do all kinds of characters this way, my friend made a Jack Skellington that came out really good. Unfortunately I don't have a picture. Happy

Anyways I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's version, please post if you can!
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C.T.
C.T. · New York, New York, US · 5 projects
that is so genius ^_^
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