Friday, December 08, 2023

Holiday Lantern Tea Light Décor

Happy Friday Crafties!

Kris here today sharing a home décor item for the holidays!  This can also be a cute li'l gift box by adding some printed tissue paper to hide the gift or gift card etc.  I was inspired by the new Vintage Holiday Lantern die (from the 2023 Christmas Release) to turn this Elegant Favor Box into a lantern using a battery operated tea light candle.  

How I made it:

I die cut (4) of the Elegant Favor Box die from one 12" x 12" piece of textured black cardstock.

As you can see, it also adds score lines where you need to fold ~ so I folded all of them inward.  

I glued 3 of the vertical side flaps together.  Then at the top, I glued only the tiny tabs to the larger tab of the next piece as shown below. 

*Do not glue the larger flaps together as you won't be able to get your hand in to pull out the contents. 😏 

Then I glued the final connecting side flap.  (You could do this before you glue the top tiny flaps.)

For the bottom, I folded the flaps in so that the 90 degree angled corners are hidden by overlapping the next one and so forth, and the last one tucks under the first flap.  Add glue to secure if you wish.

Next, I die cut my decorative elements -- the foliage from the Vintage Holiday Lantern die --from green, gold and red.  I also foiled a sentiment for my tag.

I placed a small battery operated tea light in the bottom of my lantern and added some fake greenery around it.

Next, I took some black/white gingham ribbon and cut the end at a deep angle so I can run it through the holes at the top to close it.  

This step took me a couple of times, but what worked best for me was to start from the outside and go into the first hole, come back out of the 2nd one, into the next and out of the last.  This way you end up with both strands coming out so you can tie a nice bow.

I glued my greenery to the back of my tag/sentiment piece, steering clear of the hole in the tag.

Then I tied my bow, adding my tag just before I made the loops of my bow.  ((yes, the tea light is on the outside of my lantern just because I wanted to show y'all what I used))

And ta-da!!  Super easy... yet elegant and festive décor for the holidays!  

*oops, just realized after seeing my photos that I forgot to add the gold jellyroll accents to my berries!  Let's just pretend there's gold accents there 😁


I hope I've inspired you in some way to get crafty with your favorite CottageCutz dies this week!  

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1 comment:

Mary Marsh said...

This is beautiful Kristine and such a creative idea- the lantern could be taken into all seasons with a change of decorations.