Frame Mat Lanterns
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Frame Mat Lanterns

Easy home or kids’ room decorating with cute frame mat lanterns that make unique statement pieces.
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Designer Mats, 8"x10" with 5"x7" Opening
  • Loew Cornell® Dowel Rods, ¼"x12" (4)
  • Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint – White
  • Lara's Crafts® Wooden Caps (4)
  • Lara's Crafts® Wooden Wheels (4)
  • Lara's Crafts® Jute
  • Embellishments
  • Crop-a-dile™
  • Recollections™ Eyelets (5/Mat)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Paintbrush
  • Craft Glue
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Plate

Project Instructions

Select position of your eyelets on mat. Measure and mark on back of mat for punching.

Mark both sides of the mat.

Follow directions on the Crop-a-dile™ and punch your holes for setting eyelets.

Set eyelets with Crop-a-dile™.

Continue this for all four mats.

Paint dowel rods and caps white, let dry.

Tie mats together with jute as shown.

Thread the dowel down thru the jute ties.

Glue caps to top and wheels to bottom.

Add embellishments as desired.


Use either 3 or 4 mats to make your lantern, depending on your preference.