If you are a friend of mine on FaceBook you heard me a few weeks ago ramble on about working with this lantern. (If we aren't friends on Facebook - why aren't we?) I was not using a template from the internet but rather trying to combine a couple of techniques I had seen on line. (Green Wedding Shoes), (GlueArts) But the lamp did not come together as smoothly as it did in my vision. I was at the point of flinging this over my fence and then kicking it to the curb and down the street. (Check out where crafts go to fail.) I had strung one lamp with lights only to plug it in and find half the string of lights was dead. On finding the offending bulb which had killed half the string, I used my mighty strength to yank it from the string and managed to squeeze so hard that it shattered all over my carpet. (All I really needed to do was 'go like this, then go like this'.) Instead of kicking it down the street I placed them in 'time out' for two weeks. And. Start. Over. Finally: I saw that there was light. And it was good. I really like the feeling of excitement and celebration (for no reason) which these lamps bring to the room and I plan on wrapping the theme around my living room/studio area. I will be working on this project only on weekends... \because if I had my choice it is all I would do all the live-long day!