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Design by: Kaycrafter (7 Projects)
Project skill level: easy
Project time: 1 hour to 2 hours
Project tags: Christmas Anniversary Birthday School Family Home Décor/Accents Wall Décor/Wreaths/Banners Fall Halloween New Year's Summer Winter Wedding Vacation/Travel House Warming Teen Holiday Celebration Party Decorations/Favors Outdoors Outdoor/Animal Layouts Outdoor Recreation Gifts Holiday Décor Friends Home

Christmas lanterns are made using the same basic design as the Summer lanterns. The gold velum gives a rich colour, perfect for both Chinese New Year and Christmas lanterns. Summer evenings, barbecues and Elegant lanterns with butterflies and swirls from Picturesque. I've made these for a friends birthday present, she loves her garden and sitting out at night. I think these lanterns will be pretty in her garden. I'm going to give her a set of three, One large Butterfly lantern and two small butterfly lateens. I made the Chinese New Year lantern using the same basic design as the Christmas and summer lanterns.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Christmas Red or Blue ice pattern card
  • Double sided tape
  • yellow tissue paper
  • yellow velum
  • battery operated tea lights

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Step One: For both of the butterfly lanterns you start the same. See step 7 for the Halloween, Chinese New Year and Christmas variations. Set the measurement to the size you require, for the smaller lanterns I set it at 6.5 inches, for the bigger lantern I set it at 8.5 inches. Load each part of the Elegant Lantern, one of each shape onto individual layers.
Step 2: Set the measurement to 0.5 inches for the smaller lantern and 1.5 inches for the larger lantern. Add Four of the Acanths2 swirls to the corner of the lattice layer. To do this one is positioned as it loads onto the mat. One is flipped horizontally and placed onto the lattice. One is flipped vertically and placed onto the lattice. The final Acanths2 is flipped horizontally and then vertically and place on the lattice.
Step 3: This is where the two butterfly lanterns vary. For the lantern with the large butterfly set the measurement to 3 inches and add the Bttrfly from the Basic Pictuesque to the centre of the lattice layer.
For the lantern with the small butterflies, rather than adding the large butterfly, set the measurement to 0.5 inches and add three Bttrfly from the Blackout onto the lattice.
Step 4: Cut 4 of the lattice layers (either the 3 small butterfly lattice or the one large butterfly lattice depnding which lattern you are making. I suppose you could have a combination of 2 of each of the lattice side for each latter, but I stuck to having all 4 sides the same for my lantern). Cut 4 of the inlay for the lantern, either use velum, this cuts easily on the cricut or cut by hand if using the tissue paper. Cut 2 of the lids per lantern (one for the lid and one for the base).
Step 5: With the double sided tape stick on the velum or tissue paper to the inside of the 4 lattice sides. Then stick the sides of the lattice shapes to make a box. Folder in the edge of the tops, place on double tape. Place one on the bottom of the cube and one on the top.
Step 6: If placing on the ground or on a table, place the lantern over the a tea light. To hang add string to the top. Place the tea light on the inside of the cube on top of the base, you could use more than one if required, but the base of the cube gives a nice shelf on which to put the tea light(s).
For the Halloween lanterns set measurement to 8 inches. On layer one - load the elegant lantern then add the skeleton and bats 1.5 inches. Christmas lanterns set measurement to 8 inches. On layer one - Load the elegant lantern then add Reindeer and load Wonderland 1.5 inches. Stick together as described for previously for the butterfly lanterns, use velum or crepe paper. Velum is strong and less likely to tear. For Chinese New Year lanterns set the same measurement 8 inches. On one layer laid the elegant lantern then add a horse and load New Year 1.5inches. Stick together as described for lanterns in previous steps.

Step 1

Step One: For both of the butterfly lanterns you start the same. See step 7 for the Halloween, Chinese New Year and Christmas variations. Set the measurement to the size you require, for the smaller lanterns I set it at 6.5 inches, for the bigger lantern I set it at 8.5 inches. Load each part of the Elegant Lantern, one of each shape onto individual layers.

Step 2

Step 2: Set the measurement to 0.5 inches for the smaller lantern and 1.5 inches for the larger lantern. Add Four of the Acanths2 swirls to the corner of the lattice layer. To do this one is positioned as it loads onto the mat. One is flipped horizontally and placed onto the lattice. One is flipped vertically and placed onto the lattice. The final Acanths2 is flipped horizontally and then vertically and place on the lattice.

Step 3

Step 3: This is where the two butterfly lanterns vary. For the lantern with the large butterfly set the measurement to 3 inches and add the Bttrfly from the Basic Pictuesque to the centre of the lattice layer.
For the lantern with the small butterflies, rather than adding the large butterfly, set the measurement to 0.5 inches and add three Bttrfly from the Blackout onto the lattice.

Step 4

Step 4: Cut 4 of the lattice layers (either the 3 small butterfly lattice or the one large butterfly lattice depnding which lattern you are making. I suppose you could have a combination of 2 of each of the lattice side for each latter, but I stuck to having all 4 sides the same for my lantern). Cut 4 of the inlay for the lantern, either use velum, this cuts easily on the cricut or cut by hand if using the tissue paper. Cut 2 of the lids per lantern (one for the lid and one for the base).

Step 5

Step 5: With the double sided tape stick on the velum or tissue paper to the inside of the 4 lattice sides. Then stick the sides of the lattice shapes to make a box. Folder in the edge of the tops, place on double tape. Place one on the bottom of the cube and one on the top.

Step 6

Step 6: If placing on the ground or on a table, place the lantern over the a tea light. To hang add string to the top. Place the tea light on the inside of the cube on top of the base, you could use more than one if required, but the base of the cube gives a nice shelf on which to put the tea light(s).

Step 7

For the Halloween lanterns set measurement to 8 inches. On layer one - load the elegant lantern then add the skeleton and bats 1.5 inches. Christmas lanterns set measurement to 8 inches. On layer one - Load the elegant lantern then add Reindeer and load Wonderland 1.5 inches. Stick together as described for previously for the butterfly lanterns, use velum or crepe paper. Velum is strong and less likely to tear. For Chinese New Year lanterns set the same measurement 8 inches. On one layer laid the elegant lantern then add a horse and load New Year 1.5inches. Stick together as described for lanterns in previous steps.

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I made a big set of these for a big dinner party. They were a big hit too. Looks so good and not hard to make at all.

Published on April 07, 2014 by NanaApril Flag Comment As Inappropriate