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Beautiful Light Ornaments to Brighten Any Room
I have seen several versions of paper balls made from circles here and elsewhere.
I have also seen light ornaments usings solo cups and christmas lights.
Then as New Year's Eve was approaching I combined the concepts into a new bright idea!!

Posted by VeganSprinkles from Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States • Published See VeganSprinkles's 33 projects »
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  • How to make a bauble. Paper Lantern - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather the supplies:
    +Paper in your choice of colors (with Valentine's Day coming up I chose Pink, White, and Red)
    +Paper Punch (I used the Fiskar's Extra Large Seal of Approval Scalloped Circle which is apx 2 inches across)
    +String of Lights 10 count (I tried this with l.e.d. and standard christmas style lights which I found at the Dollar Tree)
    +3/16" hole punch (this was the perfect size for both sets of lights- I had this size on my crop a dile big bite but they also have this hole punch individually at the craft store.)
    +Craft Glue

  • How to make a bauble. Paper Lantern - Step 2
    Step 2

    Begin by punching out circles.

  • How to make a bauble. Paper Lantern - Step 3
    Step 3

    You will need 20 circles. Since I am using 3 colors I tried to distribute evenly -I used 7 red, 7 white, and 6 pink.

  • How to make a bauble. Paper Lantern - Step 4
    Step 4

    There are 15 scallops around this circle so I split that into 3 sets of 5. Fold down the set of 5 scallops until it is flush on either side.

  • How to make a bauble. Paper Lantern - Step 5
    Step 5

    Repeat on the other 2 sides making a triangle.

  • How to make a bauble. Paper Lantern - Step 6
    Step 6

    Do this on all 20 circles creating 20 triangles.

  • How to make a bauble. Paper Lantern - Step 7
    Step 7

    Punch a hole in the center of a triangle.

  • How to make a bauble. Paper Lantern - Step 8
    Step 8

    Do this in the 10 triangles that will have lights going around the middle of the ball. For this I chose 5 white and 5 red.

  • How to make a bauble. Paper Lantern - Step 9
    Step 9

    Choose 5 triangle to be the bottom of the ball.

  • How to make a bauble. Paper Lantern - Step 10
    Step 10

    Glue these together along one side lining up the scallops.

  • How to make a bauble. Paper Lantern - Step 11
    Step 11

    For the 10 triangles with holes that go around the middle- They will line up differently.

  • How to make a bauble. Paper Lantern - Step 12
    Step 12

    Begin gluing the triangles with holes to the bottom of the ball.

  • How to make a bauble. Paper Lantern - Step 13
    Step 13

    You should now have all 10 of the triangles with holes glued in a ring to the base of the ball.

  • How to make a bauble. Paper Lantern - Step 14
    Step 14

    Insert a light into one of the triangles.

  • How to make a bauble. Paper Lantern - Step 15
    Step 15

    Continue inserting lights into all of the holes.

  • How to make a bauble. Paper Lantern - Step 16
    Step 16

    Begin attaching the last 5 triangles being sure NOT to close in the battery pack!

  • How to make a bauble. Paper Lantern - Step 17
    Step 17

    I like to pull the light cord up to the top of the ball when gluing the last in.

  • How to make a bauble. Paper Lantern - Step 18
    Step 18

    Let the glue dry before jostling the ball too much. But your light ball is ready to go!

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VeganSprinkles
VeganSprinkles · Colorado Springs, Colorado, US · 50 projects
Thanks!
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Catherine S.
Catherine S.
This looks awesome!
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