In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a balloon lantern. The materials required for this project are: balloons, lantern paper, wallpaper paste, bowl and scissors. Begin by ripping the paper into small pieces and place it into the bowl. Then shake the bowl and blow ...more
Make Traditional Lantern
Supplies1.20-35 square papers (all the same size)2.stapler STEPS1. Start with a square piece of paper2. fold the square in half so that you now have a rectangular shape. crease and then unfold3. Fold all four corner into the creased line you just made. The top and bottom of yo ...more
Scrabble Bingo of the Day: LUMINARIA [n] A votive candle set into a small, decorative paper bag weighted down with sand and placed in a row with others along a walkway, driveway, or rooftop as a holiday decoration. They are most popular in New Mexico and in neighboring southw ...more
Halloween just isn't Halloween without Jack O'Lanterns. Below, anything and everything you need to know on the art of pumpkin carving. 1. Prepare a Pumpkin for Carving Serious Eats' video demonstration is for true novices: "This video is for you unlucky souls who never got t ...more
Learn how to celebrate Toro Nagashi, also known as lantern offering: the traditional Buddhist rite that honors the dead. This particular ceremony takes place in Hawaii.
Watch this instructional origami video to fold an origami lantern or Japanese cup. These visual guidelines will help you through some of the more difficult folds. This origami project is a more abstract traditional Japanese design. It makes a lovely ornament or necklace pendant.
There are a lot of ways you can use pumpkins to decorate for Halloween. Of course, there's always the traditional jack-o'-lantern, but if you want to step it up a bit, you can make them glow in the dark, or put them to work for you by turning them into surveillance pumpkins to ...more
With T-Day on the horizon and approaching rapidly, you are probably in one of two camps: the one that is eagerly awaiting the holiday feast with barely-contained drool, or the one that involves breathing heavily into a paper bag while worrying about your lack of oven and stove ...more
Canned pumpkin is something I always stock up on and keep in my pantry, because it's endlessly useful when cooking or baking. Sweet, creamy, and mild, pumpkin can be folded into baked goods and savory dishes with ease. Why Canned Pumpkin Is More Useful Than Fresh Pumpkin Usi ...more
A well-executed jack-o'-lantern can be pretty damn impressive, but some of us lack the carving skills necessary to pull it off and end up disappointed. Sometimes you just don't want to put in all the time required to cut open a pumpkin, gut it, and chisel an elaborate face or ...more