Measure the outside of the embroidery hoop then measure out tissue paper.
Now cut pieces the length you measured on the hoop. Cut them all the same length and height. For the each lantern cut alternating colors 8-9 pieces.
The outside piece of the lantern is the shortest and the bottom piece is the longest. Line up all the pieces and wrap them around the inside piece of the embroidery hoop.
Open the outside piece of the embroidery hoop the widest it can go and put it on top of the tissue paper and other embroidery hoop. Tighten the hoop around the tissue paper.
Trim off any tissue paper sticking out the top. Then take your scissors and start to give your lantern some fringe by cutting upward. Lastly cut some string or twine glue it to the inside of your lantern so they can hang.