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Bald Eagle Tissue Paper Lanterns


Upside-down honeycomb bells become bodies for bald eagles, and looped wings and a drawn head give this flier flourish.


  • Heavyweight paper
  • Westminster bells, 9 inches, by Party Cheap
  • Scissors
  • Spray adhesive
  • Double-sided tape
  • Hot glue and hot-glue gun
  • Twine or monofilament


  1. Step 1

    Choose the blue or red eagle clip art, and print -- both sides of the head and 2 copies of each wing -- onto heavyweight paper. Set your printer's margins to zero (or as narrow as possible). For a 9-inch bell, choose the small eagle clip art. Print the wing pieces (2 per sheet) twice, and head pieces (2 per sheet) once. For an 11-inch bell, choose the medium eagle clip art. Print each wing piece (1 per sheet) twice and each head piece (1 per sheet) once.Cut out pieces; using spray adhesive, glue heads and wings in pairs, back to back, to make double-sided.

  2. Step 2

    Open bell, and secure it with double-sided tape. Attach 1 wing with hot glue, pressing the tabs between layers of tissue, below. Repeat with second wing. Hot-glue the head in place, pressing it into the layers of tissue at the rounded center of the bell.

  3. Step 3

    Punch a small hole in top of head, and hang with twine or monofilament.

Martha Stewart Living, July 2010

Reviews (1)

  • 26 Jun, 2011

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