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Fringed Paper Lanterns


Customize paper lanterns to match your decor, whether it’s a themed birthday celebration, a graduation party with school colors, or a fun room redecoration for a child. This is your chance to get creative! These lanterns also add a trendy touch to a wedding reception or shower.

Shop at Dollar Tree – Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Paper Lantern
  • Crepe Paper Streamers (One roll will cover a lantern.)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Food Coloring (Optional)
  • Spray Bottle (Optional)

Easy Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Use scissors to gently cut edging/fringe into the crepe paper streamer. For faster results, fold the streamer over itself multiple times (accordion-style) and snip through all layers of the crepe paper at once (see image #1).
  2. Working from the bottom of the lantern to the top, glue on the streamers, carefully unwinding as you go (see image #2).

Fun Tips:

  • You can find a wide variety of colorful streamers on the shelves at your local Dollar Tree store, or make a softer, watercolor version by winding a white streamer around the lantern. Once the glue dries, fill a spray bottle with water and the food coloring of your choice. Stand outside and spray the mixture on the fringed lantern. Hang to dry. 
  • Repurpose your creation! After the party, these lanterns would look great hanging in a dorm or kid’s room!