by craftbits (shellie wilson)
These shaggy lanterns would be perfect decorations for your next gathering 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!
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 :)