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This lantern has all-ages appeal: babies will love the high contrast black and white, toddlers will delight in identifying letters and numbers, and grownups will appreciate the font geek factor. Bonus points for being quick, easy and affordable.

Alexa at The Swell Life randomly affixed vinyl stickers to a plain white paper lantern. That's all there is to it. The concept can be easily adapted to any theme or color scheme, but we really love the bold graphic quality of the black letters and numbers on white. Check out this project and others at The Swell Life.

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