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Lantern Repurposed Tea Light Lanterns

Here is a craft that you can make year-round using cartons. These wonderful little lanterns are great for summer evening, wedding or birthday parties or to cheer up gloomy winter days. Or simply use them as cute Christmas decorations. Wonderful!

For each Carton Lantern, you will need the following:

  • One carton
  • Tissue paper
  • Acrylic paint or enamel paint (adheres better to the smooth surface of the carton)
  • String or ribbon for hanging
  • Glue, scissors and a hole punch
  • An electric “tea light”


Maggy Woodley

Maggy Woodley is a mom of two, blogger and crafter. She runs the craft website Red Ted Art, and is soon to publish her first craft book for kids. Passionate about crafts, she is keen on inspiring everyone to “have a go” and have some fun, quality time with children. Each week she shares one kid’s craft and one “how to” to inspire children and adults alike.

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