Mini-Light Lanterns

Materials

  • Mini-light strand
  • Pastel vellum, assorted colors

Tools

  • Hot glue gun and sticks

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler

Directions

STEP 1

  • Cut 2-1/2”x4” rectangle from paper for each light bulb. Fold in half to measure 1-1/4”x4”. Cut evenly spaced slits, 1/4” to 1/2” apart, along folded edge, stopping 1/8” from open edge (Fig. 1).

STEP 2

  • Open rectangle. Use hot glue gun to glue short edges together, forming cylinder.

STEP 3

  • Cut small strip for handle. Adhere one handle end inside upper lantern edge. Position lantern over light bulb and adhere remaining handle in place.

Other Options

  • 1. Try ultra-thin metal sheets for more durable outdoor lanterns.
  • 2. Seasonal options might include: alternating red and green lanterns; orange pumpkins with green handles and black triangle eyes; red, white, and blue lanterns with streaming ribbons. Get creative!
by Rebecca Ortinau
Mini-Light Lanterns
Mini-Light Lanterns Closeup View
Closeup View Fig. 1
Fig. 1