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Lanterns in a homemade Valentine's Day outfit
Lanterns in a homemade Valentine's Day outfit

Lanterns in a homemade Valentine's Day outfit

Light the candles for a change! Harsh light on a Valentine's Day date is no good at all. Much nicer: Flickering candlelight especially when it's packaged as lovingly as it is in this lantern you decorated yourself with paper.



  • A straight glass lantern
  • Red or pink cardboard
  • Patterned papers
  • Glitter paper
  • Steel rule
  • Pinking shears
  • Cutter
  • Cut-resistant underlay with centimeter grid
  • Pencil
  • tesafilm® Mini Abroller ecoLogo®
  • tesa® Roller Kleben Permanent ecoLogo®

How to do it:

01

This is what we need: a straight glass lantern, red or pink cardboard, patterned papers, glitter paper, steel rule, pinking sheers, cutter, cut-resistant underlay with centimeter grid, pencil, tesafilm® Mini Abroller ecoLogo®, tesa® Roller Kleben Permanent ecoLogo®

DIY Valentine's Day Lanterns / Step 1: This is what is needed
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DIY Valentine's Day Lanterns / Step 1: This is what is needed

02

Cut cardboard to size as follows: Circumference of the lantern + 1 cm x height of the lantern + 7 cm. Draw a line with the pencil on the long side at a 5 cm distance to the edge and make cuts from there over the entire width at 1 cm intervals with the cutter.

DIY Valentine's Day Lanterns / Step 2: Cut cardboard to size
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DIY Valentine's Day Lanterns / Step 2: Cut cardboard to size

03

Out of the patterned paper cut a 5 cm wide strip the length of the cardboard and stick to the bottom of the front of the cut cardboard with the tesa® Roller Kleben Permanent ecoLogo®.

DIY Valentine's Day Lanterns / Step 3: Cut strips to the length of the cardboard
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DIY Valentine's Day Lanterns / Step 3: Cut strips to the length of the cardboard

04

Stick the strips to the bottom of the front of the cut cardboard.

DIY Valentine's Day Lanterns / Step 4: Stick strips to the cardboard
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DIY Valentine's Day Lanterns / Step 4: Stick strips to the cardboard

05

Cut a 1.5 cm wide strip out of the glitter paper with the pinking shears and stick it to the middle of the 5 cm wide strip.

DIY Valentine's Day Lanterns / Step 5: Cut glitter paper to size
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DIY Valentine's Day Lanterns / Step 5: Cut glitter paper to size

06

Put the finished sleeve around the lantern and affix it on the back with tesafilm®.

DIY Valentine's Day Lanterns / Step 6: Put sleeve around the lantern
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DIY Valentine's Day Lanterns / Step 6: Put sleeve around the lantern

07

Carefully and evenly bend the individual strips to the outside.

DIY Valentine's Day Lanterns / Step 7: Bend strips to the outside
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DIY Valentine's Day Lanterns / Step 7: Bend strips to the outside
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