Tea Lantern

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Create a fun and simple way to display the beauty of nature with this pressed flower tea lantern.

Materials

  • Clear self-adhesive vinyl paper, 9”x10”, two
  • Assorted pressed flowers and greenery
  • Craft foam, two colors of choice, 1”x10-1⁄2”, four (trim); 1”x9-1⁄4”, one (handle)
  • Two brass paper fasteners
  • Battery-operated candle or tea light

Tools

  • Decorative-edge scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Thick craft glue

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler

Directions

STEP 1

Remove paper backing from one piece of self-adhesive vinyl paper. Arrange pressed flowers as desired on sticky side. (Note: Do not place flowers within 1” from edges of self-adhesive vinyl paper.)

STEP 2

Remove paper backing from remaining piece of self-adhesive vinyl paper and press onto first piece, covering flowers with side edges overlapping 1”.

STEP 3

Use decorative-edge scissors to trim one long side of each trim piece. See photo. Adhere one trim piece along one long edge of self-adhesive vinyl paper aligning edges. Repeat same for other end.

STEP 4

Form self-adhesive vinyl paper into a cylinder so trim pieces are on inside of cylinder; press together, overlapping edges of self-adhesive vinyl paper. Adhere remaining trim pieces onto outside of cylinder, sandwiching self-adhesive vinyl paper in between.

STEP 5

Use decorative-edge scissors to trim both long sides of handle. Use hole punch to make a hole in center of each short end of handle, 1⁄2” from edges. Use hole punch to punch two holes in center of one trim end, punching second hole directly opposite first. Use paper fasteners to secure handle to lantern.

STEP 6

Place lantern over battery-operated candle or tea light.

by Alessa Giampaolo Keener

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