Introduction: Dimensional Paper Lanterns
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
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!
Step 2: Make the Paper Dimensional
First 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.
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.
Step 3: Let It Glow, Let It Glow
Now the plain glasses are transformed, light the candles and let the magic begin!