Monday, November 16, 2015

♥ Mini Shabby Christmas Lanterns ♥

Hello there! I hope you had a lovely weekend! Stopping in today with some fun little lanterns that are so quick and easy to make! You can also put a small gift, chocolates or a little bag of nuts in the lantern as well since it is lit with a battery operated tealight. They would also make really sweet Place card settings for your holiday table or even a December Wedding! But since the actual boxes I am using are not Christmas themed, they can be used at any time of the year! How sweet would these look around your Holiday table or at a wedding reception, all lit up on the tables! :) And they literally take minutes to make!


The template to make the diamond style boxes are from the iralamija shop on Etsy. Just print out the Boxes No. 1 Collage and cut them out. There are 5 different sweet designs in the collage. This is how 1 of the boxes looks when printed.


Punch or die cut a circle in the center of the box, slightly smaller then the diameter of your tealight. This will leave an opening at the bottom of the lantern, so you can easily turn on and off the tealight without having to open the box.


Next, using any shape die or punch you like, add little "windows" on each panel of the box so that the tealight will show through. You can even add a piece of acetate or vellum over each window. Just adhere to the inside portion of the box.


Next, adhere the tealight to the inside of the box using hot glue, making sure the little switch on the bottom shows through the hole.


Lastly, decorate as desired. You can also put a little gift, chocolates, etc inside and add names to the tags to act as place card settings.




They also make cute little decorations for a mantle or table too!



I also used the Christmas Joy Collage and Christmas Expressions Collage from the iralamija shop as well to make these. 

                                             

I hope you have a sweet day!

hugs...


9 comments:

*Beatriz Jennings* said...

How beautiful Melissa!!! love this project so much and what a great idea!

Sanja Grdinić said...

ok... these are adorable, but I must ask - how is is possible that the candle won't burn the little lantern?

Norma Pechir-Holland said...

They are so cute!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Hi Sanja! They are a battery operated tealight candle. So no real flames to burn the paper. :)

Thank you for all of your sweet comments!! ;)

hugs....

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! This is a genial idea! Love this beautiful gift box candle! Thanks for the tutorial!

memorial garden benches said...

Awesome! I love them so much. Great idea you have!

Donna said...

These are fabulous and unique, love them!

Chriss America Real said...

Oh Melissa! These are so lovely & elegant!

Theresa said...

These are PRECIOUS! Thanks for sharing:) HUGS!