Lovely story: Peaches, from Aunt Peaches, was inspired to make this lantern after listening to stories from a friend that lived in Seoul some years ago. An excerpt from her original post:
“Apparently, every May, the good people of South Korea celebrate Buddah’s birthday with the Lotus Lantern Festival, a time when everyone in town decks the streets with thousands of beautiful paper lanterns. They make them out of paper cups and tissue paper, then hang them from trees and fence posts and exchange them with strangers. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? Can you imagine a whole giant city lit up with paper lanterns? Man, I got to get to South Korea in the Springtime!”
I have to agree with her, it must be something wonderful to see in person, other than just in pictures.
Anyway, we’re not in Seoul (well, I‘m not in Seoul, I’m sure lots of people are) and May has long passed, but still this is a pretty simple project that one can make to cheer up a room somewhere. Personally, I’d make lots of them to hang on my bedroom, then close my eyes and imagine I’m enjoying the joys of Korean spring. =)