Paper Lantern Centerpiece

Today we have a guest blogger, paper lover, Jaclyn Frohn, of Impressed Inc. She creates made-to-order paper goods, big or small, crafty or chic, with personalization that showcases quality and individuality. In her view, “no two impressions should ever be the same”.  Click HERE to see her intriguing collection of paper images on pinterest.

We get questions about using paper lanterns as centerpieces all the time. My attempt at making one was pretty unwieldy. When I spotted the paper lantern centerpiece she created for Caitlyn’s 1st Butterfly birthday I knew I had to get her to explain how she made it on our blog!

Paper Lantern Centerpiece for Caitlyn’s 1’st Butterfly Birthday by Jaclyn Frohn.
All photography by Amy Bolger.

Making the Butterfly Lantern & Table Number Centerpiece

by Jaclyn Frohn

First I picked up numbered spice jars at the Christmas Tree shop.  These were a great find as they would serve as the base of each centerpiece and read as the table number too.

Numbered Spice Jar, Christmas Tree Shop

The tops of the porcelain cups were cork so I drilled a hole in the middle of each one.  I purchased wooden dowels and die cut flower cork stickers at Michaels.

On left: Die cut cork flower.

 I drilled a hole in the middle the flower for the
dowel and placed the flower sticky side up underneath the lantern
serving as a base. Using hot glue I secured the dowel through the
lantern into the porcelain cup.  To hold up the lantern I used wire
threaded in a triangle and attached it to dowel. I then glued moss
around the base of the cork and along the dowel to cover the wood.

Sticky side of cork flower pressed against base of lantern.
Luna Bazaar premium pink paper lantern

Pretty Papers were purchased along with a butterfly punch at Paper Presentation and after cutting were applied to the lantern with glue dots.

Butterflies applied to paper lantern with glue dots. So delicate!

The end result, a great alternative to flowers and perfect for a spring/summer soiree.

Thanks, Jaclyn!

At Luna Bazaar we’re obsessed with color. If you’d like to shop this season’s must-have paper lantern colors come visit us!
Dorothy and the team at Luna Bazaar.

One thought on “Paper Lantern Centerpiece

  1. Megan Hison July 26, 2012 at 6:53 am Reply

    Thanks you for posting this one Dorothy and to Jaclyn as well for this cute and unique idea. I can’t wait to try this paper lantern project.


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