I love anything that glows at night! These 3-dimensional blossom paper lantern / candle holders are made from 3 things everyone has – old drinking glasses or vases, paper, and candles! I can’t believe this is the first lighting project here, considering that’s one of my favorite things to make! Lots more coming! ( Some of the helpful resources are affiliate links. Full disclosure here. )
Materials and tools:
- glass with straight sides, such as cylinders or cubes
- paper : I used Neenah Exact Index Cardstock which worked beautifully to get more of the dimensional effect. There’s a lot of confusion between index vs cover (heavier) card stock, and the ways paper weight is labeled. This paper is the perfect weight, not too flimsy like text paper, not too heavy yet hold its shape nicely.
- I used a Silhouette Portrait here- LOVE that little machine! – but it’s easy enough to cut with an X-acto knife
- double sided tape
- candles of course! LED candlesor LED fairy lights work great too, and are safer!
Download the free paper lantern templates (both PDF and Silhouette files ) below-
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. Continue to next page –