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I love anything that glows at night! These 3-dimensional blossom lanterns / candle holders are made from 3 things everyone has – old drinking glasses or vases, paper, and candles!

They are super easy to make, in fact, this is the easiest ible I have ever written! =)

Step 1: Materials and tools

Picture of Materials and tools
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Materials and tools:

  • glass with straight sides, such as cylinders or cubes
  • paper : I used card stock which worked beautifully to get more of the dimensional effect
  • for cutting I used a Silhouette Portrait here- LOVE that little machine (hint hint: Thanksgiving Giveaway in a week...) ! – but it’s easy enough to cut with an X-acto knife

  • double sided tape

  • candles of course! LED one are great if you are concerned
  • I made these patterns which you can download, or create your own!
1vevercka1 month ago

soooooo beautiful ....... looking so tender!!! thank you for sharing this great idea !!!!!

anonysa18 months ago
that is good art lighting
domenic31 year ago

buetifull designs!!

Very Nice

Yerodin1 year ago

Very Nice.
So simple even I clutz like me can probably do it.
However, I do wonder given the heat arising from the inside of the glass, if the method used to secure the paper to the glass will hold for long?

I will investigate if regular silicone paste will work to form a strong bond between the glass & the paper.

How long have you had your very 1st lantern?

blissful2015 I am honestly really excited about the ability to take an x-acto knife and cut out patterns in card stock that can then be turned, folded, & attached to something else.

I struggle to finish all but the most simple projects, but I think I can manage this one.

Thanks for posting it.

blissful2015 (author)  Yerodin1 year ago

i had my lantern for just 2 weeks! =) it has not been a problem with the heat. if you are concerned, you can make the paper cylinder - use glue -a little bigger than the glass and just put it over the glass with a little gap. hope that helps!

Beautiful! I really want to try this, as I really like candles AND crafts!

askjerry1 year ago

Okay... this is AWESOME... passing along to my wife... I know she will make a bunch!!!

these are exquisitely beautiful. great job!

Thrombis1 year ago

Very cool! I can't wait to try this!

labory1 year ago
awesome idea! love it
goldlego1 year ago

Awesome! That's a brilliant idea!

blissful2015 (author)  goldlego1 year ago

thank you for your kind words! =)

This looks so cool!:) smart idea

blissful2015 (author)  The Clay Crafter1 year ago

thank you! =)

These are so beautiful! Awesome job=)

thank you so much! =)

jbauer41 year ago

These are really beautiful the way they glow. What a neat idea.

blissful2015 (author)  jbauer41 year ago

thank you very much! =)

simple and beautiful !!
blissful2015 (author)  Cassandra18191 year ago

thank you cassandra! =)

Love them!

sai6131 year ago


Verticees1 year ago

Let it glow! Let it glow! I liked that reference :) ! And by the way, great instructable!

blissful2015 (author)  Verticees1 year ago

haha we don't get snow here in so cal, i have to make it up somehow! =)

poofrabbit1 year ago

These look stunning!!! Nicely done!

blissful2015 (author)  poofrabbit1 year ago

thank you poofrabbit! love your avatar! =)

MicioGatta1 year ago


blissful2015 (author)  MicioGatta1 year ago

thank you micio! =)

BLR_RAVI1 year ago
very nice ..specially when color and lit with light..great
blissful2015 (author)  BLR_RAVI1 year ago

thank you ravi! =)

These are very pretty. I really appreciate your creativity, in all of the projects that you've shared. :)

blissful2015 (author)  technovative1 year ago

thank you! so great to see you techno! =)

Elegant! surprised to see how easily you can make'em :)

blissful2015 (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz1 year ago

thank you muhai! i was feeling actually really weird after hit 'publish' because it's so simple! :D

faiza0071 year ago
these look very beautiful. :)
blissful2015 (author)  faiza0071 year ago

thank you faiza! =)