Using my Martha Stewart Ornament Template, I created a paper lantern to replicate the atmosphere of old-fashioned carnival lights. It wouldn't be a lantern without bulbs, so I strung some Christmas wire through stamped light bulbs from the Tim Holtz mini blueprints set. (The Christmas wire I found in my stash and I don't recall where I got it, or how long it's been there. I think that the old-fashioned tinsel trim or pipecleaners would look cuter.) I topped it off with some vellum fringe and a bit of polyester trim from the Dear Lizzy collection.
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