Hard to believe! Veneer and pressed leaves turn plain glass lanterns into beautifully unique ones.
DIY Fall Lantern

DIY Fall Lantern

Hard to believe! Veneer and pressed leaves turn plain glass lanterns into beautifully unique ones.



  • Pressed leaves
  • Wooden veneer (get some oak veneer for this lantern)
  • Straight glass lanterns
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • tesapack® Perfect & Strong
  • tesa® ECO FIXATION double-sided tape
  • tesa® PERMANENT spray glue

 

How It Is Done:

Overview of materials.
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Overview of materials.

01

What We Need:

We need pressed leaves, wooden veneer (get some oak veneer for this lantern), straight glass lanterns, scissors, pencil, ruler, tesapack® Perfect & Strong, tesa® ECO FIXATION double-sided tape, and tesa® PERMANENT spray glue.

Cover the veneer with tesapack® Perfect & Strong.
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Cover the veneer with tesapack® Perfect & Strong.

02

To ensure the veneer cannot not break so easily, completely cover the back with tesapack® Perfect & Strong so that it slightly overlaps at the edges.

Note down the measurements of the lantern.
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Note down the measurements of the lantern.

03

Note down the measurements of the lantern on the front of the veneer: desired height x circumference + 1.5 cm.

Cut out the shape from the veneer.
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Cut out the shape from the veneer.

04

Cut out the shape from the veneer.

Spray a leaf with spray glue.
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Spray a leaf with spray glue.

05

Spray a leaf with tesa® PERMANENT spray glue.

Attach the leaf to the veneer.
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Attach the leaf to the veneer.

06

Attach the leaf to the veneer where you want it.

Cut a  strip of double-sided tape, then stick it to one side.
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Cut a strip of double-sided tape, then stick it to one side.

07

Cut a 1.5 cm strip of tesa® ECO FIXATION double-sided tape, which is the same height as the veneer, then stick it to one side and remove the protective foil.

Wrap veneer around lantern and stick edges together.
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Wrap veneer around lantern and stick edges together.

08

Carefully wrap the veneer around the lantern and stick the edges together.

Enjoy your self-made lantern for fall.
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Enjoy your self-made lantern for fall.

09

Enjoy your self-made lantern with a creative fall motive!

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