Holiday Home Tealight Lantern complete with Instructions

By | November 24, 2014

I’ve had a great reaction to my tealight lantern that I posted recently.

Stampin' Up Holiday Home Lantern-001

Many of you have requested the instructions so here goes…

I was first inspired by a tealight lantern I saw by a Dutch SU demo Aida.  You can see her version on  her facebook page .  I knew I wanted to use the Holiday home bundle and unfortunately Aida’s measurements didn’t suit my design so I had to start again.

You will need the following:

1 piece of Soft Sky measuring 2.5 x 11.5 inches

2 pieces of Soft Sky measuring 2 x 3 inches

4 pieces of Vellum measuring 2 x 3 inches

Taking your long piece (2.5 x 11.5) score on either side of the full length at 2.25 inches.    This will give you a 1/4 inch tab down either side. Turn the piece 90 degrees and score at 1 ¾  , 4 ¾, 6 ¾ and 9 ¾ inches.

Cut out the top 1/4 inch little tab on either side of both ends. This will leave you with a 2 inch section on either end.

Insert both ends into the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (checking it is central underneath) and punch. Score a line underneath the hole the tag topper punch leaves – you can line it up against the edge of the cutting mat on the trimmer for the perfect score line.

Next using your holiday home framelits, (the pointed roof house won’t fit this lantern), cut out a house in both sections measuring 2 x 3 inches – I used the house with the chimney here.

Cut out the other house on the 2 remaining pieces of soft sky.

On the 1/4 inch tab on either side, snip a little triangle at each intersection  – this makes it easier to fold into a box shape.  Then reinforce your score lines with a bone folder.

Use your embossing buddy on all four pieces of vellum and stamp each of the 2 houses you cut out with versamark, then heat emboss with silver embossing powder. Fix the 2 vellum pieces to the 2 soft sky  (2×3) pieces with tombow glue (allows for a little bit of manoeuvrability).  You will probably need to trim down your vellum pieces slightly to fit, depending on where you stamped the image.  I also heat embossed some little snowflakes from the same stamp in the ‘sky’ above the house.

Fold up your lantern shape and fix on your 2 sides, again with tombow.

Insert your tealight and tie up with your ribbon of choice , adding an All is Calm snowflake embellishment to decorate.

Have fun making them – they are really easy – just a bit fiddly to assemble.

Let me know how you get on, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of everything I used:


5 thoughts on “Holiday Home Tealight Lantern complete with Instructions

  1. Linda Aschenbach

    Are the tabs to be on both sides all the length of the 11.5 inch strip? I understood either to mean either did and not both, but this did not seem correct. Need clarification please

    1. Eimear Post author

      Hi Linda – it’s a long time since I made it and I’m not in my craft room at the moment. I’ll come back to you later this evening with an answer – bear with me!

    2. Eimear Post author

      Yes Linda, there should be a 1/4 inch tab down both sides the full length of the 11.5 inch strip. Once you’ve scored, you cut the top two tabs on either side (and either end) away so you are left with a 2 inch piece that will fit in your tag topper punch. Hope that is more clear. Apologies for the original instructions confusing you.

  2. Geralyn Hodges

    This is such a darling gift! I realize I am finding it a year after you posted this, but want you to know how great I think it is! I’m going to use this for a Stampin Up 12 Days of Christmas exchange and also for teacher gifts this year! I love it!!

    1. Eimear Post author

      I am delighted you like it Geralyn! I hope the teachers love it!


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