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Party Pig Paper Lanterns Tutorial (with free templates)!

Hi everyone!

Long time no talk! Today, I have an adorable and easy DIY Party Pig Paper Lantern to share today that will enhance all sorts of different events, such as:

  • Summer Cookouts
  • Petting Zoos
  • Pig Roasts
  • Peppa Pig™ Parties
  • Farm Themed or Barnyard Themed Parties
Pig Paper Lantern from Bash Birthday Parties
Party Pig Paper Lantern Tutorials!

I created these party decorations for Troy’s Annual Pig Out, hosted by the Troy BID,  which was held on July 15, 2017. It’s a full day food festival that features a BBQ competition, live music, lots of awesome craft vendors, hot dog eating contests, cornhole tournaments and fireworks! To participate in the festivities, we at Bash Birthday Parties hosted a Decorate your Own Piggy Bank booth for the kids, pictures can be found on our Facebook page.  The kids did such an amazing job decorating their little pigs!

Now, on to the tutorial! For my pig paper lanterns, I used my Cricut Explore® machine to cut out the glasses, noses and ears then I glued them to my paper lanterns. I’ve listed my Cricut Design Space™ file below for you to use for free. However, a Cricut® machine isn’t necessary for this project. I’ve provided a free template below that you can print on your home printer then cut out the pieces to glue to your lantern. Let’s get to it.

For the Cricut Explore® Method:

For the Cricut Explore® Method, you’ll need:

  • Pink Paper Lanterns (mine were about 7″ diameter)
  • Pink, Black and Gray Light Cardstock Paper
  • Score tool for Cricut®
    (optional, just turn off score lines)
  • Black Pen for Cricut®
  • Craft glue (Tacky or hot glue holds better than regular school glue)

I’ve created a Project File in Cricut Design Space™ that you can find here, Party Pig Paper Lantern Pieces.

Open the Cricut Design Space™ file and cut out your pieces. From there you assemble your pig.

  1. Start with assembling your paper lantern.
  2. From there, I recommend gluing the aviator glasses pieces together first, then glue the glasses to the paper lantern.
  3. Then you can add your pig nose and ears.  The glue should only be applied to the folded flap of the pig ear cut out.

Glue Application on Pig Ear for Party Pig Paper Lantern Tutorial

For the Print Out Method:

For the Print Out Method, you’ll need:

  • Pink Paper Lanterns (mine were about 7″ diameter)
  • Pink and White Paper – Light Cardstock is preferred for best results
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue (Tacky or hot glue holds better than regular school glue)

Here’s the print out for your pig pieces, Party Pig Paper Lantern Print Outs.

There’s 2 pages in the document, page 1 should be printed on white paper and page 2 should be printed on pink paper (it’s also noted on the document). From there you can cut out your pieces and assemble.

  1. Start with assembling your paper lantern.
  2. From there, I recommend gluing the glasses to the paper lantern first.
  3. Then you can add your pig nose and ears. Fold the ears along the dotted lines then the glue should only be applied to the folded flap of the pig ear cut out to be attached to the lantern.

Glue application for Print Out Pig Ear for Party Pig Paper Lantern Tutorial

That’s it! Very easy to put together, I assembled 4 lanterns in about 15 minutes (not including the time to put together the Cricut Design Space™ file, but that’s been done for you!)

 

 

Party Pig Paper Lantern on Hudson River_Bash Birthday Parties
Pigs on the Hudson River! Don’t they look cute relaxing by the water?

I hope you’re all having a fantastic and fun summer! I’ll be back with more decoration tutorials soon so stay tuned. In the meantime, feel free to visit our Facebook page or leave me a comment or question about the tutorial here on the post.

-Tara

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