DIY Punched Paper Lantern for Diwali

Step by step instructions on how to make Punched Paper Lantern for Diwali at home. These are also called paper lamps and they are great as home décor or party decorations.

If you are bored with normal paper lamps and want try something different like me, then this tutorial is for you.  This is also an easy tutorial for those who want to get started with making their own paper lamp or lanterns :-).

This Diwali lets make our own DIY Paper Lantern which is very easy to make.

All you need is colored or printed papers scissors and glue.

Materials required to make DIY Punched Paper Lantern

  • Two sheets of colored paper (preferably of same colour or contrasted colours)
  • Punching machine
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Punched Paper Lantern Tutorial

Step by Step tutorial on how to make DIY Punched Paper Lantern

Step 1 – Take the first sheet of paper and punch it with punching machine ( shown below).

Step 2 – Take another paper sheet with same shape and size.

Step 3 – Fold the sheet into half and with pencils draw some equal length lines and cut them with scissors and then paste it with the punched sheet.

Note – Punched sheet should be at the inner side.

Step 4 – Fold both of the sheets in the cylindrical shape and paste the ends with glue. After folding your lantern should look like below. 

Your beautiful Punched Paper Lantern is ready. Keep it on t- lights and see the lights coming from the holes.

Beautiful Paper lantern is ready, you can put lights inside and enjoy.

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Lavanya Neelam
Lavanya Neelam

Lavanya stays in Hyderabad. Apart from her keen interest in crafts, embroidery and knitting she has also written 500 telugu poems. She was selected as the best balwadi teacher in slum improvement project overseas developing authority in Vijaywada. Now she helps other craft lovers by sharing her experiences on crafting. Her Blog -

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