Our winter paper lanterns were super popular back in November so with Chinese New Year upon us next week (Thursday 19th!) I was inspired to design a fresh paper lantern for the occasion. In China the New Year celebration is also known as the Spring Festival so it seemed perfect to include a delicate Spring blossom in our design. These elegant decorations are not only perfect for next Thursday’s celebrations but for weddings, spring parties, bridal or baby showers, birthday parties or just to brighten up a rainy Sunday brunch. We used white cardstock which we love for its classic simplicity, but the design works just as well with metallic papers in any color. There are some really beautiful pastel papers available in craft stores and online at the moment which we think would look just stunning. You will also need white vellum paper for the windows and battery tea lights to pop inside your finished lanterns. For those of you with a cutting machine you will find the SVG cut file below. The lantern can also be hand cut with a craft knife so I have included a printable PDF template as well.

You might notice in my photographs that I have styled these lanterns with a vase of my crepe paper peonies, the cherry blossom branches and a sprinkling of my mini paper roses. These are all super simple to make using my step by step instructions and complete the dining layout just perfectly. Why not grab a couple of friends and spend an afternoon crafting yourself a stunning Spring decor set? Each piece can be stored safely and used time and time again for various different occasions. Have fun and a very Happy New Year! ~ Lia

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