MAKE A WISH … MAKE PAPER and PET/PETE LANTERNS

Is it possible not to be enchanted by those Dandelions?

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Ever since I shared the first 2 sets of lanterns, I have been think of how to make them even easier and more accessible. To be honest, it’s not that easy to find the perfect size drinking glasses

Today I am excited to share a new solution – see how we can make these magical Dandelion paper lanterns with…

up-cycled plastic water bottles!

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Materials and tools:

First we will remove the labels and cut the clear plastic bottle to about 8″ tall. I use 1 Litre and 1.5 Liter bottles here.

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The paper cutting process is the same as the first paper flower lantern tutorial.

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Paper

After cutting them by hand or on your Silhouette machine, fold those petals up so the blossoms become three dimensional. When a pattern gets a little more intricate, use a spatula or butter knife to help lift them off the cutting mat.

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Tape the paper to the outside of the plastic bottle.

Now light the LED candles or string lights, and drop them into the bottles.

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