Are you ready to welcome in the year of the pig? With Chinese New Year just around the corner, I’m excited to share an extra special installment in my Disney Paper Lanterns series. Use this Mulan paper lantern to light up the celebratory night in a unique and memorable way.
This paper lantern design has actually been in the works for almost a year now! Around April of last year, I was telling my husband about the concept I had for a Mulan paper lantern. I was really excited about it, and planned to feature it as the next design for my blog. That’s when he burst my bubble by making a great observation, “When is Chinese New Year? You should post it then.” Well, Chinese New Year happens to fall in either January or February. SO, I put it on my calendar and have been saving it ever since!
Now that my Mulan paper lantern has taken shape, I’m really proud of how it turned out! It took me a while to refine the concept, but I just kept coming back to the iconic movie cover. The duality of the story shown through Mulan’s face, is just perfect!
To learn how to assemble my paper lanterns, see this tutorial.
Like most all my paper lanterns, removing the final design from your cutting mat is as much of an art as the cut itself, so be sure to go slowly around all those little details.
Enjoy putting my Mulan paper lantern together! Do you ever celebrate Chinese New Year?
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