DIY PAPER LANTERNS WITH BEAUTIFUL 3D FLOWERS DESIGN
MATERIALS AND TOOLS FOR THE DIY PAPER LANTERNS:
- glass with straight sides, such as cylinders or cubes
- paper : I used this great quality index card stock .
- I used a Silhouette Portrait – LOVE that little machine! – but it’s easy enough to cut with an X-acto knife
- double sided tape
- to light up our paper lantern, I recommend LED candles or micro LED Warm White String Lights which are very bright, and are safer than real candles!
STEP 1: PRINT AND CUT PAPER LANTERNS DESIGNS
Print the template on paper, I used sturdy 110lb index card stock such as these.
Cut out the leaves and stems, and cut along the lines of the petals, be careful not to cut too much and cut them off.
Next, measure the size of your glass and cut the excess paper away.
STEP 2: ATTACH PAPER LANTERNS TO GLASS VASE
Now the fun part! Gently fold those petals up so the blossoms become three dimensional!
Use double sided tape to tape the paper onto the outside of the glasses. You will have a beautiful paper lantern!
Now we can patiently waiting for sunset to light up the candles and appreciate the beauty and magic of these DIY paper lanterns!
Although it is nice to have a bright candle flickering inside the paper lantern, I highly recommend using LED candles or these LED Warm White String Lights which are very bright, and are safer than real candles!