fall diy

How to make a spectacular pumpkin lantern!

Sweet Valley Acres

Materials: – 5 pieces of brown cardstock paper (8.5 inches wide x 11.5 inches long) (250 GSM is the ideal choice) – tissue paper or fabric (9 feet long and 5.5 inches wide) – mason jar – battery operated candle – white tissue paper – glue stick or glue gun – ruler, scissors & pencil

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With brown cardstock paper, measure out the above two panels. You will need 8 panels in total.

When you have the panels cut out, fold in half.

Measure in 1/2 inch from the outside flaps and cut out the inside.

This is how they will look once cut out.  You will need eight of them.

Use your mason jar to trace a circle to cover the bottom.  Then flip the mason jar upside down and trace a circle for the top.  Cut the circles out.

Lay the top circle on your fabric and trim around.

Glue the fabric on to the top circle.

This is what it should look like.

Lay the paper panel under the fabric, trim the fabric to 1/2 inch outside the panel, then fold over and glue to the back of the panel.

Space all of the panels evenly around the bottom round circle.  Then glue all the panels to the bottom circle.

Once the glue has dried, flip over so the bad side is up.  Place the mason jar in the middle.  Optional:  Cover the mason jar with tissue paper if you don't want the candle to be seen.

Pull each panel up and hot glue the end of the panel to the top rim of the mason jar.

Take a strip of cardstock that is 2 inches wide and 11 inches long and fold in half.

Fold the last 1 inch outward and draw a half circle. Then cut out the half circle.

Draw a pumpkin stem on top and cut out.

Glue the two sides together but not the bottom inch.

Twist the top portion of the stem.

Glue the stem to the covered top circle. Place on top of the mason jar. Only use a battery operated candle.

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