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SUPPLIES NEEDED:

  • 2 sheets of 8.5″×11″ cardstock (Orange, Purple, RED or Green)
  • 1 sheet of 8.5″×11″ vellum (Orange, Purple, RED or Green)
  • Exacto knife
  • Glue
  • Inkjet printer

Step 1. Print lantern.pdf on 8.5″×11″ sheets of cardstock (purple, red, green or orange recommended). There are other patterns available both free and for purchase on our site 3dsvg.com

Note: Do not print on black cardstock.

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Step 2. Cut out interior pieces leaving only the black portion of the design.

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Step 3. Partially cut the dashed lines to aid folding.

Note: Only a single line cut is necessary as these lines aid in folding in later steps.

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Step 4. Using an x-acto knife or scissors, cut along the edge of design.

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Step 5. Cut out vellum template. Cut four pieces of colored vellum by placing vellum template on top of actual vellum to ensure the proper size.

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Step 6. Glue vellum to the backside of design.

Note: Make sure not to overlap the perforated lines.

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Step 7. Repeat on all four sides.

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Step 8. Glue tab to the backside of the adjacent piece.

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Your lantern should now be one continuous piece.

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Step 9. Glue the remaining tab to the adjacent piece.

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Step 10. Glue the bottom in place by applying glue to bottom three tabs. fold bottom over to close.

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Step 11. Congratulations! Your lantern is complete. Insert electronic tea light and enjoy!