DIY Lanterns: The Best Craft Project You Can Do For Yourself and for the Family

Are you trying to add your Christmas collection without having to spend too much money? Well this is the article that you should be reading. We will try to give you some tips on how to make your own candle lanterns by giving you this step by step guide on easy to do lanterns for Christmas. So if I were you, I will definitely read on to learn more.


Materials Needed

First of all, you had to make sure that you have all the right materials to help you create the best Christmas lantern that you can ever have for the occasion. Here are those materials as follows:



  • Cylindrical glasses
  • White paper
  • Vellium paper
  • X-acto knife, spatula, butter knife
  • Double sided tape
  • Large candles
  • Silhouette portrait; cutting mat


First of all, you should cut some leaves are flower patterns into your silhouette by hand. After this, you should fold the paper so that it can the country dimensional. This pattern can be a little bit complicated so you have to use a spatula or butter knife to help remove them from the cutting mat.


After this, you should tape colored vellium before using white paper so that you can see some filtered lights shining through. You can achieve this electrical shape by tracking them around the glass first.


Now place the candles into the glass and wrap the cylindrical shaped paper around the glass again. Now you can like the candles accordingly. You will notice how the color changes every few minutes or so. This is because the vellium paper affects the color quality of the lantern. If this particular instance, you can see that the coloring vellium paper is actually pink.


This is why the lights take on a warmer color and quality that most candles out there. If you want to change colors, you can also change the color of the vellium paper accordingly. You just have to be creative and not be afraid to experiment when it comes to art.



This is why DIY crafts definitely take the cake when it comes to creativity because it allows the maker to experiment fully. There are no set rules as to how you should design your own lantern all you need to do is to have the materials and a basic idea as to what you should do and you will definitely get everything started much more effectively than before.


Source: A Piece of Rainbow

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