Paper lantern is one of my favorite things!
It is simple to make, and can add ambiance to any space instantly.
After I published this DIY, many people have told me that they used this paper lantern design in their weddings! It is so rewarding to hear that!
These 3-dimensional blossom paper lanterns / candle holders are made from 3 things everyone has – old drinking glasses or vases, paper, and candles! ( Some of the helpful resources are affiliate links. Full disclosure here. )
Also check out these new improved DIY paper lanterns: this new set of paper lanterns are made with plastic bottles and LED string lights!
Materials and tools:
- glass with straight sides, such as cylinders or cubes
- paper : I used sturdy 110lb index card stock such as these.
- I used a Silhouette Portrait – LOVE that little machine! – but it’s easy enough to cut with an X-acto knife
- double sided tape
- candles of course! LED candles or micro LED Warm White String Lights are very bright, and are safer!
You can download the free DIY paper lantern templates at the end!
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 –