DIY: Tea Light Lanterns

jeanish
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Tea light lanterns add a romantic and magical glow to weddings. Learn how to make these personalized versions in just several easy steps!

Supplies for each lantern:

a. Battery operated tea light, do not use conventional tea lights (app. $1 each)
b. 2 brads ($3.00 for 100)
c. Ribbon, several inches in length
d. Strip of vellum 2.5" by 5.25"; trim one of the long sides with decorative scissors if desired ($10.00 for 50 sheets - each sheet will easily make 5 lanterns)
e. Double stick tape

Supplies for optional embellishments:
f. Needle and thread
g. Paper flowers
h. Pin
i. Printed lette
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Basic Directions:
1. Wrap strip of vellum around battery operated tea light, adhering with double stick tape.
2. Using brads attach length of ribbon to "lantern" to form a handle from which to hang.

 

 

 

 

Optional Embellishments:
Pinhole Monogram: Before assembling lantern, use a pin and a printed letter as a guide to punch a monogram in the vellum strip.
Flowered handle: After the lantern is assembled use a needle and thread to tack paper flowers to ribbon handle.

 

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Last Updated: October 8, 2015 at 1:53 am
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