Making A Lantern....Kinda Of

/ Friday /
Remember all those pretty lanterns from Hoi An? Well one of the things I found you could do while there was actually make your own. HELL YEAH! I was going to totally up the crafting skills and change the world. Not quite. Instead of making the whole thing from scratch we stuck pieces of fabric onto a pre-made base. Oh. That doesn't make me as awesome as I was hoping.

I found out too that just one company in Hoi An actually makes the bases then sells them to everyone else. Crazy considering everywhere else in Vietnam has dozens of copycats.

Anyhoo, I did 'make' a lantern and this is how. It was fun. I also bought a few big ones too, but don't actually have anywhere to hang them- eek.


{ See Hear Say } on: July 15, 2011 at 8:35 PM said...

you can hang them in your guest room FOR ME!

{ jodeska } on: July 15, 2011 at 8:41 PM said...

You can HAVE THEM (the little ones). P.s. You probably don't have anywhere to hang them too.

{ The Many Colours of Happiness } on: July 22, 2011 at 9:37 AM said...

They are amazing! You are so talented :) Even with the base pre-made it still looks very hard!!

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