My Life of Travels and Adventures: Hanging Paper Lanterns

Hanging Paper Lanterns

08 November 2011

I finally bit the bullet and ordered some paper lanterns for the baby's room.  I knew that I wanted them to hang above the changing pad on the dresser but I was procrastinating.

I ended up ordering 18 paper lanterns in green, blue and white from lunabaazar.  The price was just too good.  $28?  Sign me up. 

They arrived a few weeks ago and I procrastinated more.  We finally got around to installing the lanterns.  

First we had to "make" all the lanterns.  Which lead to stacking them.  Neil made this little tower.

I just made a big ole pile. 

Molly was quite impressed with my pile. 

It took me a while to figure out how to lay out the design I wanted.  I just could not picture them hanging with out seeing them.  So I improvised.  Enter the baby gate with use for the dogs.  

It took a while to lay out a design that I liked.  From there it was Neil's job to hang the string by white pushpin from the ceiling.  
I took some pictures as Neil was installing the lanterns.  One done!

Of course our supervisor, Molly, was on hand to make sure we did a good job.

Oh yeah, Neil wanted me to take a picture of his blue thumb.  Well I never saw his thumb turn blue but he still complained.  

It took a while for all the lanterns to be hung.  

Which led to pictures like this.  Yeah, Shiloh stayed downstairs the entire time (eating a blow pop) while Molly would not leave our side.  
Finally, everything was in place and the finished product was photographed.  

I really like how it turned out.  We ended up not using all of the lanterns and have quite a few left over.

The nursery is coming together.  Ever so slowly.

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  1. Great tutorial! I found your blog through the bump and just pinned this post on Pinterest :)

  2. This is great! I also found you through the bump and appreciate all of these informative decorating posts!

  3. I found your blog googling for info on how to hang paper lanterns in a nursery. Ours just got delivered today so I'm excited, but first I plan to use your genius idea of improvising with the baby gate to see what sort of layout we prefer!

  4. Love the project and I LOVE the dog--your supervisor!
    Thanks for sharing this at the oldies party this week,

  5. Love this idea! Out of curiousity, do you remember what sizes you ordered?

    1. I think they are 6", 8", 10" and 12"


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