Time Required :
About an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

balsa wood lantern

Use your Cricut® machine to create an amazing lantern from basswood!
Step 1

Click here for the design in Cricut® Design Space™.

Step 2

Cut the four lantern sides from a sheet of balsa wood and the four simple rectangles from vellum.
TIP: Use masking tape to help secure the balsa wood to your strong grip cutting mat.

Step 3

Determine the front and back as well as the top and bottom of each piece and arrange them on your working surface so they are facing front-side down and top to bottom.

Step 4

Run a line of adhesive tape around the outer most edge of a piece of vellum and attach to one of the lantern pieces. Be sure to cover all shapes are covered by vellum, except for the two narrow rectangles along one side.

Step 5

Repeat Step 4 for the remaining three sides.

Step 6

Assemble your lantern. Slide the tabs on the side of one piece into the narrow rectangles along the side of another lantern piece.
TIP: The two lantern pieces should make a right angle.

Step 7

Add a third piece and then the fourth until you have a square (assembled lantern).

Step 8

Add an LED candle inside your lantern.
TIP: Because your lantern is made from wood and paper, it is extremely flammable. Only use LED candles inside this lantern.

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