This weekend I started making lanterns. I made this style lantern for the Lantern Parade at Maya’s Playgroup last Winter. I held a workshop for parents and siblings to come along and make lanterns to carry in the parade. I enjoyed it so much that I always knew it was only a matter of time until I would be making them again. I made numerous last year and the effect of them all lit together was really lovely. It crossed my mind at the time that they would be a great party or wedding decoration. So, this year I am combining the use of them at the up coming Lantern Parade in the first week of November, and for Elle’s 2nd Birthday Party which is in the last days of October. Elle’s Birthday Party will be on the 30th of October this year, the night before Halloween, so it seems fitting to have these fairytale woodland inspired luminaries as decoration, setting a mystical theme. I plan to make more over the next two weeks. I will be sure to post the construction process, I plan to document it next week.