DIY Pokemon Lanterns

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Pokemon Go fever hit Singapore last month and since then it’s been the hottest topic among family and friends. I was hesitant to download it initially because just how fun can it be to catch virtual creatures?

But after a while, I felt so left out when colleagues around me were playing it at lunch time and I just couldn’t phantom hubby’s excitement each time he caught a new Pokemon or when he leveled up with an ‘evolved’ Pokemon.

 

If you can’t beat them, join them. 

Curiosity got the better of me and I finally downloaded the game to see what the fuss was all about. And what do you know? It is kinda fun and I’m currently at level 21.

But I gotta admit that it can be pretty addictive so I uninstalled it for a while and play it more casually now.

So for this Mid-Autumn festival, I thought I’ll go all out and DIY ourselves Pokemon theme lanterns after being inspired by what I saw on Pinterest.

painted-pokemon-lanternsImage credit: WonderfulDIY


poliwag-lanternImage credit: YesterdayonTuesday

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Image credit: Hirely

 

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Image credit: Sendomatic

Aren’t they simply adorable? I know, just too cute right?

So I decided to hunt for Japanese lanterns and was expecting to find them from Daiso. But it turns out they only sold white Japanese lanterns.

Since it’s the Mid-Autumn festival, I tried SKP and got lucky. But colours are very limited as they only sold pink,  red and polka dot lanterns. So no Pikachu lanterns 🙁

And here are my Pokemon theme lanterns with Jiggypuff, Clefairy and Pokeball 🙂

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I used watercolour to paint the pokeball and thankfully the material is thicker than I thought.

For Clefairy and Jiggypuff, I printed them from here and here and glued the cut outs for a little 3D effect.

 

I’m super happy with the results and took them out for our lantern walk at the Sun Yat Sun Memorial Hall last weekend.

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They certainly got some attention from kids and adults alike who were joking that they wanted our Pokeball to catch Pokemons.

The Mid-Autumn festival falls on 15 September 2016 this year, so you have a couple more days to make your very own Pokemon theme lanterns. Hope you have fun making these lanterns.

 

 

 

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Comments: 2

  1. Gina August 29, 2017 at 5:39 pm Reply

    Very nice ! May I know if you put candle in the lantern ( traditional way )?
    Thanks !

    • Susan August 30, 2017 at 11:17 pm Reply

      I used battery operated lights to prevent fire hazards.

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