Decorative DIY Lantern

DIY Lantern

Delicate plants and flowers not only decorate the wayside during a picnic - Pressed and dried, they also embellish candle wind protectors.

Difficulty Level Original & quick
Duration 15

What we need:

Plastic cover sheets semi-transparent matt white A4 (available, for example, in any copy shop) 3 for the large lantern 2 for the small one pressed plants cutter ruler scissors cutting board large and small disposable cups tea candles tesa extra Power® PERFECT black 2.75m x 38mm (fabric tape) tesa® TACK Transparent Adhesive Pads

How we do it:

Collect all items and let's start!

Collect all items and let's start!

Measure and cut

Cut the cover sheets as follows: large lantern 3 x 18 cm x 21 cm, small lantern 3 x 15 cm x 16 cm.

Using tesa TACK to stick Leaves

Carefully stick adhesive pads on the backside of the pressed plants and glue them onto a cut-out cover sheet. This way, they will stay in place.

Placing clear sheets over the pressed leaves

Place the second cover sheet on the first.

Use tesa extra Power to create the border of the lantern

Now border the upper and the lower edges (large - 18 cm, small - 16 cm) with the fabric tape. Simply border one side of the edge, then turn the sheet around and glue the other half of the tape around the edge. Cut off the ends. Border the single third cover sheet the same way as above.

Use tesa extra Power to join the sheets together

Place both cover parts next to each other and apply a strip of fabric tape onto the center of the cut edges. On each side, leave 1 cm of tape.

Fold the ends in to keep it tidy

Fold the ends inwards.

Fold the sheets over and join together with tesa extra power

Fold the parts together and apply fabric tape to one half of the still open edge. On each side, leave 1 cm of tape.

Fold tesa extra Power over to create the final border

Turn the sheet around, and apply the adhesive tape 3 cm above and below the edge.

Open the sheets and tidy up the edge of the tesa extra power

Open the lantern, smooth down the rest of the fabric tape and glue the ends inwards.

Add the glass and the tea light

Place a transparent disposable cup with a tea candle inside the lantern.

tesa products required for this project