DIY Lantern for Hari Raya
This Hari Raya, I decided to be more ambitious and tried my hand at crafting decor items for my home. Among the few items I made, the modern Raya lantern was my favourite. I went one step further to design my own template, but the subsequent steps were really straightforward – and easily replicable too!
- Printed template (A4)
- Thick paper
- Twine/ ribbon
- Hole Puncher
Psst…. you can download the template here for free! 🙂 Print it out on an A4 sheet of paper. Paste it on slightly thicker paper, so that the lantern can hold its shape.
Cut along the solid lines, and fold along the dotted lines.
If you did it right (I am sure you did!), you will end up with something like this:
I have marked out the areas to be glued, so just follow the guides, and glue away! Also, remember to punch 2 holes at the top (as indicated by the punch marks) before you start assembling the lantern.
The last step is to insert a ribbon, or twine, through the 2 holes at the top of your lantern. Find a pretty spot in your home, and hang it. To create that festive atmosphere, try making a few more! 🙂
By Atikah Razak
June 22, 2017
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