Green DIY: Transform Chinese takeout boxes into pretty paper lanterns (video)

With about 41,000 Chinese restaurants in the U.S., that means a lot of takeout Chinese food and tons of those paper containers ending up in the trash every year.

Here's a crafty way to recycle those used (washed) Chinese takeout containers and turn them into stylish paper lanterns. They'd make great accents on a dining room table for a dinner party or festive outdoor party lights.

Check out the video below:

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