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Make your fairy lights even more whimsical with a bit of colored paper!
I had seen these at the Purple Fiddle on a day trip to Thomas, West Virginia, and was completely enamored with the idea! I absolutely love all the patterns and colors of scrapbook paper there are in the world so feel free to make them from any kind you wish! If you need extra help with the origami part, use this:

http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-water-balloon.html

Happy Folding!

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  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get your paper and scissors together!

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold your paper across diagonally to create a big triangle, with about 1/2 cm of excess paper along one edge.

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut this piece off to create an even triangle.

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 4
    Step 4

    It should now look like this.

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now unfold the paper and fold it across the other way. Creating an X when unfolded.

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 6
    Step 6

    Unfold it again, now flip it over and fold it in half normally.

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 7
    Step 7

    Unfold it again, and flip it back over. Collapse the paper where the folds are, creating a small triangle.

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 8
    Step 8

    It should now look like this.

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 9
    Step 9

    With one side of the triangle, fold up the corners, creating a diamond.

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 10
    Step 10

    it should look like this.

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now flip it over.

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 12
    Step 12

    Do the same as step 9.

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 13
    Step 13

    Now take one side of the diamond, and fold two of the corners in towards the center line, like this.

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 14
    Step 14

    Flip it over and do step 13 again.

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 15
    Step 15

    It should now look like this.

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 16
    Step 16

    This is where it begins to get complicated. Fold one side of the top down over the last folds, making it look like a wing.

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 17
    Step 17

    Now fold it back on itself.

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 18
    Step 18

    Put your finger into the pocket you created in step 13.

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 19
    Step 19

    Put the fold you created in step 17 into the pocket. Then REPEAT on all three of the others.

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 20
    Step 20

    It should look like this on both sides!

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 21
    Step 21

    Now, you see that your water bomb is sorta flat, It's Time to fix that!!!

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 22
    Step 22

    Look for the small hole, and blow into it, making sure to blow it up all the way.

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 23
    Step 23

    It should look like this.

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 24
    Step 24

    Now find your fairy lights.

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 25
    Step 25

    Take one of the bulbs and put it into the hole you blew into.

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 26
    Step 26

    Like so!

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 27
    Step 27

    TA-DA!

  • How to make fairy lights. Origami Water Bomb Fairy Lights - Step 28
    Step 28

    You have successfully finished one of the lanterns :) repeat until all of your fairy lights have a cover!

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selena
selena · Harlingen, Texas, US · 1 project
Coool!!!!!!! I'm gonna go do this right now
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April
April · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 10 projects
I followed your directions and they were great, the only thing I had trouble with understanding was number 16. Finally got through it. My kids love them and they liked making their own. Thank you for putting down step by step.
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 <3TwIsTeD rAiNbOw <3
<3TwIsTeD rAiNbOw <3 · Justin, Texas, US · 3 projects
pefect for my new forest fantsy room!
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 <3TwIsTeD rAiNbOw <3
<3TwIsTeD rAiNbOw <3 · Justin, Texas, US · 3 projects
pefect for my new forest fantsy room!
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Pei Ching L.
Pei Ching L. · Butterworth, Penang, MY · 11 projects
Love this and it's absolutely a good idea for all festival!
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Trista
Trista · Collingswood, New Jersey, US
I LOVE it! So creative! Thanx for this great idea.
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Ava
Ava · 7 projects
no they don't. the lights i found/had in my basement had plastic coverings, and the even if you don't have plastic coverings, the paper bomb is really big because of the scrapbook paper Happy
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groovylittlegirl
groovylittlegirl · 5 projects
This is awesome! But don't the lights set the paper on fire?
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I.BE.IS!
I.BE.IS! · Fayetteville, North Carolina, US · 2 projects
I love this ! <3
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April
April · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 10 projects
When I was younger we did something like this but used tinfoil and shaped it into a flower and stuck the light through it and made it look like shiny flowers stuck to my wall. I liked your tutorial and will have to try that myself. Thanks for sharing. Happy
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