Paper Bag Leaf Lantern
Create a cute fall lantern of a paper lunch bag and coffee filters! Add a subtle glow with an LED tea light!
- EZ Grip Paint Brushes, 5 pack
- Paint Dab Markers
- Skinny Sticks
- Hot Glue ***May Require Adult Assistance
- Decoupage Glue
- Coffee Filter
- Paper Lunch Bag
- Optional: LED Tealight
|Step 1. Gather your supplies.|
|Step 2. |
Cut about 4″ off of the top of the paper lunch bag.
|Step 3. |
Download, print and cut out the provided template on card stock. To download the template, simply click the “Template” button above.
|Step 4. |
Trace the template on the back and front of the paper bag.
|Step 5. |
Cut out the leaf on both sides.
|Step 6. |
Glue (2) skinny sticks into each corner to make the lantern sturdy.
|Step 7. |
Tie dye (2) coffee filters using yellow and red paint dabbers. To learn how to tie dye coffee filters, follow this tutorial.
|Step 8. |
Once your coffee filters are dry, use the leftover piece of the paper bag to measure the width of the coffee filters so they slide right into the bag. Draw a line on each side to mark the excess filter.
|Step 9. |
Cut along the lines. Use a ruler to draw a line from corner to corner of the filter.
|Step 10. |
Cut along the lines and you now have (2) rectangular coffee filters.
|Step 11. |
Spread decoupage glue on the insides of the bag.
|Step 12. |
Slide one of the coffee filters into the bag and decoupage glue over it to secure. Repeat for both sides of the bag.
|Step 13. |
Cut the top of the bag into a zig zag pattern to add a decorative touch.