how to make a paper hurricane cover

Here's an easy project for you. I enjoy lighting candles on rainy days like today and dressing them up a bit gives them a final touch. The interesting looking shadows it casts are an added bonus.

- Letter sized card stock
- Xacto or craft knife
- Ruler
- Bone folder
- Glue stick

paper hurricane

Cut randomly placed triangles leaving 1/4" (6 mm) uncut border on one end and 1/2" (13 mm) on the opposite short end of the sheet. Keep at least 3/16" (5 mm) between each triangle, otherwise the hurricane will be too delicate. And don't worry about making the spaces between every triangle perfectly spaced.

The entire page doesn't need to be cut out. Leave some negative spaces (with no cutouts) that makes the layout more interesting.

paper hurricane

Use a bone folder to score four lines along the short side of the sheet. The thin spaces between the triangles may tear so be careful when going over the cut shapes. The four sides don't need to be equal in width. Notice how my hurricane isn't a perfect square?

paper hurricane

Score the 1/2" (13 mm) border of the sheet at about 1/4" (6 mm) from the edge. This will be the tab that will be used to glue to the inside of the opposite short end of the hurricane.

Place your hurricane over a tealight that is inside of a glass container. Enjoy!

paper hurricane

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