I taped the sides of the wires together.
Putting glue onto the frame
Putting glue onto the glass paper
I learnt later that in order to tighten the glass paper, wipe or spray water onto the glass paper. Let it dry and you can see the glass paper tighten. Then, paint the designs onto the lantern.
I also learnt later on that professional lantern makers would hammer nails onto a board in the shape of the specific animal, etc. Then they would bend the wires around the nails. That's how they make multiple lanterns, all uniformed looking.
|Lanterns at night|