Cuatro de Mayo….getting close to the big day Saw some lantern ideas around the blogosphere so I thought I should come up with a little Cinco Decor myself!
This is a quick and easy idea to give your fiesta a little flair. These Shaggy Cinco Candle Lanterns are beautifully festive, and all you need is tissue paper and mason jars! If you’re not celebrating Cinco, flag this idea for future summer fiestas!
Here’s what you need:
Paper (tissue paper is best, but you could use colored paper as well!)
Jars (Mason jars, glasses, or anything else you have that can hold a candle)
Step 1: Start by cutting your paper into 2-3″ strips. I cut mine the length of the tissue paper, the length isn’t as important because you can trim it to fit your jars as needed. Choose fun and bright colors to celebrate Cinco….or if you are hosting a party tie the lanterns into your party theme colors!
Step 2: Shag your tissue paper strips by cutting small slits along the length of the paper.
Step 3: Using double-stick tape, fastening each shaggy strip to the mason jar. Start with your first layer on the bottom and work your way up. I placed these about 1/2″ apart, but it will depend on the width of your shag.
When you are finished they should look something like this! I crunched the paper a bit to give it a more “pinata” feel, but you can keep the paper straight for a more sleek or “flapper-girl” like style
These were very quick and easy! These shaggy lanterns would be perfect decorations for your next gethering as a centerpiece or some mood lighting in the kitchen or even on the patio. Now get to it and do some DIY lanterns, shaggy-style!
Happy Cuatro de Mayo!