Summer Parties with Flair

These pieces are a great fit for any summer party, but
can also be used for any other gathering by simply
changing up the paper you use. Think 4th of July,
Baby or Wedding Showers, Birthday Parties, etc.

Hanging Paper Lanterns

These paper lanterns are so easy to make. They
look great strung up across a patio or deck or
use an individual lantern as a table topper or centerpiece.

What you will need for each lantern:

1 12X12 piece of paper (decorative and double sided)

2 2X12″ strips of coordinating paper or cardstock

Scissors, Adhesive

Flowers, buttons and embellishments to decorate with if desired.


Fold the 12X12 piece of paper in half. Using scissors or paper trimmer, cut lines into the
folded paper every one inch. Cut through fold of paper, but do not cut all the way to the
papers edge. Leave about 2 inches of paper uncut as shown in the picture. Once you have
made your cuts, open up the paper fold and roll the paper (with the cuts lengthwise). Use
adhesive to glue edges of rolled paper together. Adhere 2″ strips of coordinating cardstock to
top and bottom. Add a handle and embellishments as desired. Thread fishing line or twine
through lanterns to hang if desired.


Making paper leis not only gives your party guests something to do,
but it also gets them in the summer time mood.

What you will need for each lei:

Variety of patterned papers cut into 1 3/4″ circles. (we used about 12 circles per lei)

Variety of paper flowers cut from matching cardstocks. (we used about 12 flowers per lei)
*circles and flowers can be cut easily from paper punches or die cuts- both found at Heartland

Twine- we used a triple layer of twine as the base for our leis

Ribbon- to be tied randomly throughout lei

Buttons- to be threaded on twine (we tied small pieces of twine on either side of each button
to help them stay in place)

Needle with a large eye for threading.


Bend and fold flowers and circles so that they look vintage and distressed. You can set lei
making supplies out on the table for guests to make, or make these decorations ahead of
the party. Using needle threaded with twine, thread through layers of circles and flowers
(we grouped ours in threes). Thread on buttons throughout. Tie on ribbons and twine to
give stability to the other pieces and to keep them in place.

Party Popper treats

Give party poppers to guests as they leave your party or to snack on
as they mingle.

What you will need for each party popper:

Clear paper cut to 4X5 (available at Heartland)

2- patterned paper strips cut to 5X4

Ribbon for tying

Treats for filling


Scor-Tape or other strong adhesive tape


Roll clear paper into a tube and glue together with scor-tape. Cut patterned paper strips as
shown in diagram. *hint, the closer together your cuts, the more fluff you will have on the
ends of your poppers. Using scor tape, adhere patterned strip around edge of clear tube.
Apply one side, tie with ribbon and then fill with candy before completing other side.
Once your tube is tied up tight, you can trim your fluffy edges to the length you like. Fluff
ends as desired.

Heartland Paper has two locations for your scrapbook shopping needs:


616 West 2600 South

(801) 294-7166


Monday: 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.

Tuesday – Saturday: 10 A.M. to 8 P.M.

Closed Sunday


5794 South Redwood Road

(801) 963-6101


Monday: 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.

Tuesday – Thursday: 10 A.M. to 8 P.M.

Friday: 10 A.M. to 9 P.M.

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