Geometric Tea Light Lantern tutorial / i-crafter Inspiration Team Blog

Geometric Favor Box

Hello crafty friends!  I am so glad you stopped by today to see my  i-crafter Inspiration Team  blog. I have created this elegant 3D lantern.  It holds a battery operated tea light.

I really love how this completed project turned out.  Lets get to the tutorial

I started by die cutting eight geometric square from foil cardstock.  I eventually chose to use red foil cardstock for this shape.

A – Taking a piece of heavy 4 ¼” x 9” vellum, I scored it at the following marks:  1 7/8”, 3 ¾”, 5 5/8”, and 7 ½”

B- I scored two pieces of 1” x 7 ½” red foil cardstock at 1 7/8”, 3 ¾”, 5 5/8” and lengthwise at ½”.  After folding the each piece on their score lines, I made cuts at the 1 7/8”, 3 ¾”, 5 5/8”to the middle score line. These two pieces will create the top and bottom of the lantern (essentially the lantern edges)

C – I folded the vellum and the lantern edges, testing out the fit.

D – I added double sided adhesive tape to the top and bottom as shown

E – I removed the full strip of adhesive tape and attached the lantern edge of the three of the vellum panels, as shown

F – I repeated step E with the second lantern edge as shown

G – I removed the adhesive tape and folded over two of the lantern edge flaps (#1, #2).  You need to leave edge 3 unfinished (as you see in G and in the second photo)

H – I folded the lantern creating the 4 sides.  (Place #3a to the inside of #3 using a thin line of a PVA glue the outer (inside) edge of #3)  This will create a four sided lantern.  Remove the remaining adhesive tape and secure the lantern edging to each side

I – I cut two strips of ½” x 8 ¼” red foil cardstock.  I attached this to the edge the top and bottom of the lantern edge to finish the look.

I attached two geometric squares to each side of the vellum lantern panels with PVA glue to create the lantern  design

J – I created a base cutting a square 1 13/16” out of silver foil cardstock and another from adhesive foam.  I cut  the bottom 2 ¼” square from red foil cardstock.  I attached the adhesive foam to the bottom of the silver cardstock and then centered it in the middle of the red foil square. 

K, L – I glued it to the bottom of the lantern completing the project

Thanks you so much for stopping by today for my i-crafter blog post.  I hope you enjoyed learning how to create this 3D Geometric Lantern. I would love to see what you create with the Geometric Favor Box Die.  Let me know if you have any question!

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Be Creative ~ Stay Inspired

Jenn Gross


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