Create a fun and simple way to display the beauty of nature with this pressed flower tea lantern.
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
Thick craft glue
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.)
Remove paper backing from remaining piece of self-adhesive vinyl paper and press onto first piece, covering flowers with side edges overlapping 1”.
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.
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.
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.
Place lantern over battery-operated candle or tea light.