One of the things I get to do is help people make lights.
Last October, my mother organized a lantern painting workshop for the St. Albert Garden Club (which she has been a member of since approximately forever). This was fun, as I remember one of my early art experiences going to a flower arrainging workshop run by the Garden Club when I was 7 ish.
The Club wanted a simple, classy project, so we did an airbrush-and-stencil thing onto chinese wire and fabric ball lanterns. Stencils came from plant material people brought in, and some floral/ foliage stencils in my collection, and some hibiscus and orchid flower patterns my mother sourced.
People were pretty happy with the results, but as usual, the best ideas happen after the fact. So maybe everyone who plans a lantern workshop should plan for two or three?
Here are some of the pictures, taken by my dad. (thanks dad!)