For this week’s project, we got you an adorable lantern display that Kelly Wilkinson shared on A Practical Wedding. Accompanied by needed materials and an easy step by step tutorial you can’t really go wrong with. Meanwhile, the gallery of top images and simple instructions from Once Wed were also presented here. Flowers and greenery were used in these photos but you could definitely go with any design choices you prefer. Easy and fun!
* Flowers and greenery
* Heavy book (optional)
* Wax paper
* Glue gun
* Glue stick
* Ironing board
* Washi tape or scotch tape
* Balsa wood sticks or little twigs
1. Collect leaves, flowers and foliage, keeping in mind that delicate, thin leaves and petals will dry faster than thicker specimens. Put flowers, etc. in between two paper towels and place inside a heavy book to dry.
2. Pass an iron set to medium quickly over some foliage or petals (or whatever else that’s flat) sandwiched between the two layers of wax paper to seal.
3. Cut them into equal panels (tip: you can trace a template). Lay two panels side-by-side with the edges touching. Orient the panels so the side you want to be the front of the lantern faces you (not facing the table). Cut a length of tape about an inch longer than the panel. Center the tape over where the panels meet and press in place.
4. Flip panel over and press the extra tape to the wrong side. “Hinge” panels together and run your finger along the tape to make a sharp crease.
5. Hot glue some little balsa wood sticks for added support, but you don’t have to. You could also use little twigs though if you want them to look more rustic.
6. Set candle (inside of a glass votive) or LED tealight inside the luminaria and enjoy!