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Project

Bright Invites

Introduction

Set a playful tone for summer parties with lantern-themed invitations. Start by penciling lines for "ropes" on plain cards. Punch holes with a tack every 1/2 inch; erase lines. Using knotted embroidery floss, sew running stitches along each line, then double back, filling in spaces between stitches. With pinking shears, cut "lanterns" from wide-striped grosgrain ribbon. Cut "tassels" from colored paper; fold in half. Affix lanterns and tassels with a glue stick; write message.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, August 2006

Reviews (4)

  • 12 Aug, 2011

    i would just buy white folding cards and round the corners then ink the sides to match the hue of the lanterns!

  • 17 Jul, 2009

    The instructions say "Start by penciling lines for "ropes" on plain cards." Those are NOT "plain" cards! Inquiring minds need to know where those "plain" cards can be bought!

  • 17 Jul, 2009

    Where did MS get the great blank cards? Kate's Paperie?

  • 29 Aug, 2008

    I am adding butterflies to these lanterns to go with the butterfly chinese lantern decoration to keep the theme going!