Simple tea light lantern from 1 sheet of paper. Can be modified for different seasons, or holidays.
Step 1: Supplies
1 sheet 8.5X11 black cardstock 60lb weight or heavier
1 sheet white tissue paper
Glue (I like this 3-in-1 by Beacon because it grips almost instantly and doesn’t require holding pieces together while waiting to dry.)
Step 2: Print and Cut Stencil
Print out stencil cut on the black cut lines. The cyan colored lines indicate where the lantern needs to be scored.
(or upload file: LBlantern.svg to your cutter software. Be sure to set the cyan colored lines to score and NOT cut.)
Step 3: Cut Tissue Paper for Inside
Trim up white tissue paper to fit behind the bunny cutout
Step 4: Glue in Tissue
Glue tissue to inside of each lantern side (keep the side gluing flaps to left)
Use your x-acto knife to trim off excess tissue.
Step 5: Fold Rest of Score Lines
Fold the score lines that connect the lantern top to the base.
Lower score line folds towards the front, the upper score line folds back.
Step 6: Fasten Sides
Apply glue first panel side flap and secure to panel 2.
Continue gluing panels until the sides are all connected
Step 7: Adhere Tops
Apply glue to gluing flap of 1 top section.
Continue to adhere top panels until fastened all around.
Step 8: Done!
Now just because I picked a bunny, doesn’t mean you need too! Any silhouette can be cut from the center of the side panels – Christmas, other Easter, Patriotic, Halloween, Thanksgiving and any other holiday theme!