DIY cup lanterns

I've been thinking a lot lately about my blog and what direction I want to take it in. Thinking about the blogs I read and the posts I enjoy reading. I've decided that I would like to do a few more craft posts and DIY's as these are the subjects that interest me personally and I guess it stands to reason that if you read my blog you may be interested in similar things :)

This gloriously hot weekend is the first that I have not been working at the pop up shop and so we wanted to take full advantage of having no plans what so ever. We did some house stuff for most of saturday and whilst Wilf napped I set about making these lanterns. I bought all the items bar the lights (which no where seems to sell out of the holiday season) from our local ASDA Living store. Here is how I did it:

You will need:

Craft Paper : £1 for 100 sheets 
Plastic Cups : £1.50 for 100 pack 
Double sided tape : £1.75 

All of the above from the ASDA craft section but you can get similar in Hobbycraft, Staples, Amazon etc. 

Battery lights : £1.50 (IKEA)

Start by cutting the bottom out of your cup and a slit up the side so that you can lay it out as flat as possible. Then trace around the flattened cup on your piece of paper. 

Attach a strip of the double side tape to a cup and start wrapping round the paper

Then attach another strip of tape the cup to stick the end down so your cup is completely wrapped

Repeat as many times as you want (or as many lights as your string lights have) I chose to go for five different colours in sets of three. Make a cut in the end of the cup using a craft knife or the scissors you were already using and push each light through the slit. That's it, your done!

You can use the lights as indoor or outdoor lights (although only outdoors when its not going to rain!)

I think they look pretty neat!

I actually bought a few more craft supplies from ASDA at the same time and am looking forward to sharing a few more DIY's with you in the near future! 


Slummy single mummy said...

These are so pretty! I think the craft paper works really well for these too - it's lovely muted shades and a great texture.

Mum2BabyInsomniac said...

Fab idea, will definitely give it a go! x

Tigerlilly Quinn said...

Jo - I agree! I loved the colours x

Tigerlilly Quinn said...

ahh thanks Jess! x

Susan Mann said...

These look great, simple but look fab. x

Alison said...

These are so simple but look fabulous

Lisa Gillies said...

These are brilliant, must have them :)

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