* I'm editing this blog post and going with my gut Chihuly references so whatevs.
|You're going to need some tacky glue. Make sure you buy one of the bigger bottles.|
|You'll need paper and a pair of scissors. I just used computer paper, but if you're feeling crazy, |
|Start cutting the paper into spiky strips. Make sure you don't make them too big. |
The top should be between 1-2 inches.
|You're going to need lots and lots of strips. |
Don't worry about making them perfect, they all blend together.
I cut multiple sheets at once.
|This is from Ikea. I think I paid about $5.99. |
You have to buy the light attachment separately.
|Pop your lantern open.|
|Now start gluing on the strips from the bottom up. Make sure to put on enough glue.|
|It's slow going at first, but once you get into a groove, it goes much faster.|
|Keep working around and around until you get to the top!|
|Chihuly and glass|
In other Chihuly-related news, I cannot think about Chihuly without thinking about Monika recommending I dress up as him every Halloween from 1998-2009 or so. She would say, "get a bright shirt and an eye patch." One day I just might.