Bald Eagle Tissue Paper Lanterns
Photography: Johnny Miller
Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2010
Upside-down honeycomb bells become bodies for bald eagles, and looped wings and a drawn head give this flier flourish.
Westminster bells, 9 inches, by Party Cheap
Hot glue and hot-glue gun
Twine or monofilament
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.
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.
Punch a small hole in top of head, and hang with twine or monofilament.