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Patriotic Cup Lantern Craft

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Patriotic Cup Lantern Craft

My daughter and I have been busy the past few weeks making patriotic crafts to decorate our home for the Fourth of July. For the summer months of the year from Memorial Day through Labor Day, I decorate my living room with red, white, and blue lights. I wanted to add more handmade decorations to add to the patriotism. One of the most recent crafts that my daughter and I made were some simple but fun red, white, and blue patriotic lanterns made with disposable cups and ribbons.

Materials

Instructions

  1. Decorate the disposable cup with washi tape.
  2. Poke a hole through the bottom of the cup.
  3. Cut a piece of ribbon and tie a knot at the ends to form a loop.
  4. Thread the loop through the hole in the cup.
  5. Secure the knot on the inside of the cup with hot glue.
  6. Cut long pieces of ribbon.
  7. Glue the long ribbons around the lip of the cup.
  8. Allow the hot glue to dry completely.
  9. Display the patriotic cup lantern.

Supplies for Patriotic Cup Lantern Craft Decorating a Disposable Cup for the Patriotic Cup Lantern Craft

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Poking a Hole in the Disposable Cup for the Patriotic Cup Lantern Craft Gluing the Knot for the Patriotic Cup Lantern Craft

Cutting Ribbon for the Patriotic Cup Lantern Craft Gluing Ribbon to the Cup for the Patriotic Cup Lantern Craft

Finished Patriotic Cup Lantern Craft

For more fun patriotic fireworks crafts, try my Patriotic Paper Lantern Craft, Patriotic Star Wreath Craft, Patriotic Toilet Paper Roll Fireworks Paint Craft, Patriotic Painted Cotton Swabs Fireworks Craft, and Patriotic Dish Brush Fireworks Paint Craft.

Image Credits

Patriotic Cup Lantern Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson
Supplies for Patriotic Cup Lantern Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson
Decorating a Disposable Cup for the Patriotic Cup Lantern Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson
Poking a Hole in the Disposable Cup for the Patriotic Cup Lantern Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson
Gluing the Knot for the Patriotic Cup Lantern Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson
Cutting Ribbon for the Patriotic Cup Lantern Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson
Gluing Ribbon to the Cup for the Patriotic Cup Lantern Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson
Finished Patriotic Cup Lantern Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson

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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cat. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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