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Paper flower tealight party decoration
Battery powered tea lights have been popular for a couple of years now. They are great party decorations because unlike regular candle tea lights, these are safe. This paper project decorates a tea light with a paper flower design made out of card stock and is easy and fast to make. These flower would look absolutely gorgeous on a buffet table or as a table decoration.
All you have to do is cut out flower parts and hot glue them onto the plastic led tea light. Just follow the directions below and soon you will have really cute and easy to make decorative party lights.
2.Cut out 7 petals from light colored card stock.
3. Cut out flower center from yellow card stock.
4. Curl the petals lengthwise (to make them look realistic) toward the centers as in the photo above.
5. Curl the flower centers as in the photo above.
6. Attach the petals around the top of the tea light with hot glue. Glue the flower center in a circle on the top of the tea light.
7. Turn on the lights and admire your beautiful party light decorations!
Party paper lantern, luminary made from a recycled 12 pack soda carton
This is a moderate to advanced paper craft, but fun and thrifty to make. Just save your used soda cartons, and decorate with scrapbook paper and vellum. Follow the easy instructions, below and soon you will have beautiful, cheap, party lanterns.
- Take a 12 pack soda carton and carefully pull it apart at the glued edges.
- Flatten the carton into a single cardboard layer.
- Cover the finger insert cutout on the printed side of carton with tape. Masking tape works well for this step.
- Cover the finger insert cutout on the back side of the carton with tape.
- Measure 11 inches from the bottom fold of the carton, and cut using a ruler and xacto knife. The top of the carton is now one smooth edge.
- On the panel that has the tape covering the finger insert, measure and mark .5 inch frame (follow step six picture example)
- Using xacto knife and ruler cut out the square from panel insert.
- Spray the front of carton with adhesive spray, and attach paper of your choice.
- Turn the carton over and using xacto knife and ruler, cut from corner to corner in the form of an X.
- Turn the paper in center and fold on edge. Trim the paper and glue down.
- Cut out the center insert using an xacto knife or your favorite die cut machine. Files for most die cut machines are available for download here.
- Cut a piece of vellum the size of the insert, and glue to the back of the insert.
- Glue the insert onto the paper carton, and fold the carton into a square shape.
- Insert a candle and enjoy your paper lantern!
Tea light valentine project
Here is a quick and easy Valentine paper craft project. Tell the special person in your life just how long your love will last!
All you have to do is download the template, (files for most die cut machines are included), cut out the tea light surround from 12 x 12 card stock, and glue a square of white tissue paper to the back of your cut outs.
Fold the paper tea light surround, (or leave in round shape) and glue the ends together in the back.
There you have it! This is a quick and easy project that looks great!
I recommend using electric tea lights because they are so much safer than candles, and still look realistic.
Most paper lantern projects are round in shape, and I wanted to make something a little different. These are pretty with a hint of Japanese design.
The front panels were inspired by the font peoni patterns a free dingbat font. This is an absolutely beautiful font that includes many more patterns that I am sure you will love and be able to use in many of your other projects.
These lanterns are easy to make if you use a die cut machine ( die cut files for lantern paper craft) but still can made by hand using a ruler and xacto knife. Just take your time and cut carefully and you will have stunning results.
poster board or cardboard (only if making a lantern that hangs)
wire or cord
1. Cut out 3 side panels from cardstock of choice
2. Cut out front panel using die cut machine, or by hand using a ruler and xacto knife.
3. Cut a square of tissue paper and glue behind the front panel cut outs.
4. Starting with the bottom edges of panels, glue the bottom edge of the bottom piece of lantern .I used Zig 2 way glue with good results, but you can use the adhesive of your choice. Just make sure it the bond is really strong if you are planning to hang the lanterns.
5. Glue the corner sides of the lantern together.
If you want to hang the lantern you will have to cut another bottom and top piece out of cardboard and glue to the top and bottom card stock. Spray adhesive works well for this step. It is not necessary if you plan to use the luminary on a flat surface.
6. Glue the top of the lantern to the tops of the side panels as in the instruction drawing.
7. If you want to hang the lantern, punch two hole one each side of the lantern top and run a wire or cord through.
Hang your lanterns and enjoy the compliments coming your way!
Always use common sense when burning candles, and never leave a burning candle unattended.