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