Here comes another set of DIY paper lanterns with a new floral design!
This time they are glowing colored light!
In case you missed the first set of DIY paper lanterns, here they are.
I will list all the materials below again to make thing easier. ( Some of the helpful resources are affiliate links. Full disclosure here. )
Materials and tools:
- glass with straight sides, such as cylinders or cubes
- LED candlesor LED fairy lights work great, and are safer!
- white 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.
- vellum paper : Grafix Vellum Value Pack 8.5″X11″ 40/Pkg -Color Assortment Update: Some readers told me that the Graphix vellum is out of stock, so this Sax Wyndstone Colored Vellum Assortment will work the same although a bit more cost.
- 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, and candles or LED candlesof course!
I made these free templates, you can download at the end!
The process is the same as the first tutorial– after cutting them by hand or on your Silhouette, fold those petals up so the blossoms become three dimensional.
This pattern is a little more intricate, so use a spatula or butter knife to help lift them off the cutting mat!
Tape some colored vellum before taping the paper, so we can have colored light shining through. Continue To Next Page…