SourceMartha Stewart Living, July 2007
- Paper box lantern
- 4 lengths of satin or grosgrain ribbon per lantern, each ribbon measuring 9 times height of lantern
- Craft knife
Step 1 of 8
On one top corner of the lantern, measure 1/2 inch from top and 1/2 inch from side; mark with pencil.
Step 2 of 8
Using a craft knife, make a horizontal cut at marked point, toward center, equal to ribbon's width. Make another cut, 3/4 inch down.
Step 3 of 8
Repeat process to make pairs of cuts on all corners of lantern (except on top and bottom panels).
Step 4 of 8
Starting at one bottom corner, thread ribbon through the 4 cuts on that side, loop ribbon over lantern, and thread other side, leaving an equal overhang on both sides.
Step 5 of 8
Place another ribbon parallel to first; repeat threading.
Step 6 of 8
Give lantern a quarter turn; thread remaining 2 ribbons, looping over first pair.
Step 7 of 8
At each bottom corner, knot the 2 adjacent ribbons together, about 3 inches down. Gather all ribbons, and knot together, about 5 inches down from first knots.
Step 8 of 8
Trim bottoms of ribbons at an angle. String hanging light through lantern, following manufacturer's instructions, or hang lantern as is.