Christmas Paper Lanterns

Provo Craft’s Kristy Day gives traditional Chinese paper lanterns a little
holiday flare!

Christmas Paper Lanterns

What a cute and inexpensive way to decorate a Christmas tree

Time: 45 minutes
Skill level: Easy


Cricut Expression® 2 Personal Electronic Cutter
Cricut® Tis the Season cartridge (Creative Memories)
Holographic glitter paper – silver & gold
Metallic paper – red & green
Fun foam – red & green
Tea lights – battery operated
Glue dots
Trimmer w/score blade

Cartridge Cuts:

Tis the Season
· Snowflake 2.70″ Sleigh Ride Font
· Holly 2.70″ with layer

Designer Hints:

1. Sizes for the lanterns:

a. Small * 4 1/2″ x 8″ Score at 2 ¼”

b. Medium * 6″ x 8″ Score at 3″

c. Large * 12″ x 12″ Score at 6″

2. Leaving paper folded, cut every ½”, from the fold line down, stopping ½”
before bottom. Be sure Adhere the two ends together with glue dots.

3. Cut two strips of contrasting paper ¾”. Adhere these around the top
and bottom of lantern. Trim excess.

4. Cut a strip of paper 1/2 ” x 7 ½” for the handle. Adhere to the inside of
the lantern.

5. When cutting the fun foam, use a sticky or new mat. Cut the holly
leaves, berries and blackout of the snowflake out of fun foam. The other
parts are cut out of the holographic paper. The back of the snowflake is the
layer/shift. Embellish with a rhinestone.

This is a tradition from Asia. It is called the “Tree of Light”.

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