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Get ready for parties, weddings, showers, basically anything festive with this beautiful lantern center piece. By making the color of the lantern and flowers pink, yellow or even all white can take this lantern from wedding to baby shower to little girl's birthday party and beyond. What a fabulous center piece for a ladies tea made with roses of yellow, pink, lavender and peach. You could attach ribbon at the top and make it a hanging lantern for a garden party. Want a bigger lantern? No problem! The Gift Of Love Box die can be 4, 5 or even 6 sided for even more versatility, just add more sections in!

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Let's get started!


Step 1

To make this lantern start by cutting 5 Gift of Love Box die cuts out of white card stock. Fold along the score lines and sponge gold metallic ink to the score lines and edges.

Step 2

Cut windows from each panel with the insert die that come with the Gift of Love Dox Die. Adhere vellum inside of each window opening.

Step 3

After the glue is dry, adhere the box together (start with the long straight edges, gluing all panels together before starting on the middle section of tabs). This makes it much easier to put together.

TOP TIP Adhere the top section of tabs together last.

Step 4

Cut out 3 each of the Sweetheart dies (you will need about 2 2/3 of the wide border and 2 1/3 of the narrow border). Score the wide borders at 1 1/2 " then 4" on all 3 pieces (The last piece will be cut to fit, either 2 ends over-lapping a bit in the center or just center 2 1/2 " section for the last side of lantern).

The narrow border is scored in 1 7/8" sections to fit the top sides of each panel.

Glue the pieces to the lantern (top narrow border will need to be clipped at each corner to lay flat). Add pearls to the top of the narrow border and add larger pearls to key points of the wide border.

Step 5

Make several roses to decorate the lantern. There is a video here to show you how you can easily make EZ beautiful flowers with the 3D Rose Shaping Mold.

After shaping and gluing together several roses (gold metallic ink was used to stamp the roses), adhere leaves where you want the roses to go on the lantern and then glue the roses on top of the leaves to finish decorating.

Just add a battery operated tealight to finish! We love to see the projects you make, please share them with us on our Facebook page HERE.

Tutorial by designer Robin Clendenning

Heartfelt Creations products used

Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set

Classic Rose Die

3D Rose Shaping Mold

Gift of Love Box Die

Sweetheart Borders Die

Window Box Fillers Cling Stamp Set

Window Box Fillers Die

Vellum Paper - 10 Sheets

Dries Clear Adhesive

Metal Tip for Adhesive

Memento New Sprout Ink Pad

Other products:
Pearls, white card stock, Galaxy Gold Brilliance


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Wonderful work and a clear easy to follow Tutorial . Thank you .
Saturday 3rd of February 2018 09:31 AM
Robin, this is beyond gorgeous. You are a true master to put this together. And thank you for the tutorial. I would never be able to make them without it. They will even be beautiful on a Thanksgiving or Christmas table with Fall or Christmas colors. They will truly make the world more beautiful. Again, thank you.
Saturday 3rd of February 2018 04:55 PM
This table top lantern is just beautiful, would be pretty in other colors, but this in white/gold is just gorgeous. I hope to try it for our red hat luncheon in March.
Saturday 3rd of February 2018 05:37 PM
Exquisite. Can’t wait to give it a try.
Saturday 3rd of February 2018 07:06 PM
Absolutely GORGEOUS lantern! Thank you for the easy-to-follow instructions :)
Sunday 4th of February 2018 02:09 AM
I so loved this and i want it awesome
Sunday 4th of February 2018 06:04 AM
What a fantastic tutorial from Robin!!! I love Robin's work as her skill set includes multiple forms of art! She is a gem for Heartfelt Creations as she is so creative and people across the Internet love her work, just as I do!! Thanks so much, Robin, for the great tutorial!!
Sunday 4th of February 2018 09:43 AM
Wow! Thank you for this great idea! I love Heartfelt Creations and the love they continue to share with us!
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