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Emperor's Landing

Flatbacked Butterfly Paper Lantern DIY
designed byArtbeads
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueSwarovski Crystal Rhinestones
Time1-3 hours
Delicate paper butterflies with sparkling flatbacks are the perfect embellishment to a paper lantern.
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This fun lantern is perfect for warm summer nights relaxing on the back porch or for poolside birthday parties. We decorated ours with butterflies in shades of soft lilac, lime green and blush pink among other colors using matching Swarovski flatbacks and thick scrapbooking paper. Choose your favorite colors and follow any theme you like! Purchase a round paper lantern at any craft or party store to get started.

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
Nipper Tool
Code TOOL-101
1 $7.99
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 4 fl oz.
Code GEMTAC
Place Of Origin USA
1 $14.99
The Beadsmith Jewel Setter 2 pack
Code TOOL-170
Brand BeadSmith
1 $2.48
Quick Hold Craft Glue - 2oz Tube
Code GLUE-002
Place Of Origin USA Important This item can only be shipped by ground transportation
1 $6.49
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code ZP49-30F-019
Material Stainless Steel Brand Artbeads Thickness 0.019 Inches Wire Type 49-Strand Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan
1 $12.99
Bead Crimper Tool
Code TOOL-100
1 $13.99
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