Poinsettia Lantern (Flameless)-JMRush
Approximate Lantern size: W 3 x D 3 x H 7” (H 7.75” with Hanger)
This Flameless lantern features a 3D poinsettia flower. A transparent frosted effect is created when vellum paper is used. This design is compatible with both 8X12 and 12X12 mats.
You can purchase the Silhouette design file here: https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/artists/485222
1.Cut design pieces. ( I used double sided card stock and vellum paper) ( There is a small flower center shape that is optional in this file. I used an enamel dot in the center of the flower instead)
2. Match up the petal outline shapes with the coordinating vellum shapes. (You may need to rotate the matched sets to get them to align as they are irregular shapes. Glue the coordinating vellum pieces to the backside of the outline flowers. (I did not glue the inside vein designs of the petals).
3.-4.Glue the circular shaped hangers together. (Make sure the stems of this piece remain separate)
5. -6.Apply glue to the backside of the 3 open rectangle mats and the one rectangular mat with a flower shape. Center and secure to the front of each window on the two lantern body pieces. Place the flower rectangular mat on the first lantern body window ( Do not apply glue to the backside of the flower or petals)
7. Flip the two combined lantern body pieces over ( pretty side down and as shown). Glue the edges of the rectangular vellum piece, center, and secure to each open window.
8. Fold the score lines on the two lantern bodies and the lantern square base.
9. Glue one of the stems of the circular hanger combined piece to the inside of the top of the second panel. (The other stem will be glued inside the lantern later)
10. Center the two lantern body pieces. Apply glue to the backside of the right side tab on the left lantern body piece. Attach to the other lantern piece making sure that the bottoms align (joining the two body pieces).
11. -12-13. Apply glue to the side long tab on the right side of the right lantern body piece. Secure the long side tab to the other side creating a box.
14. Apply glue to the top tab with the circle hanger and secure it to the triangular panel to it’s left side.
15. Image of the top tab secured to the triangular panel.
16.-17. Repeat for the next tab.
18. Apply glue to the remaining unsecured circular hanger stem. Secure it to the opposite side of the lantern top.
19. Continue securing the top tabs until the top is fully enclosed. ( I applied glue to the last two top tabs at the same time and secured them)
20. Curve your combined flowers and leaves as you like. Glue the centers of the two larger combined flower petal pieces together; staggering the flower petals. Glue the centers of the three smaller combined flower petals together. Largest on bottom and smallest on top and alternating the petals. This is what it should look like. I used enamel adhesive dots to decorate the center of the combined flower piece.
21. Apply glue to the inside ring (front side) of the leaves.
22. Secure the bottom of the combined flower to the inside ring of the leaves.
23. Use a foam adhesive square to attach the combined flower/leaf piece to the coordinating shape on the combined lantern body. Apply glue to the top two tabs of the Lantern square base and secure to the inside of the sides.
24. Repeat for the bottom two tabs creating a shallow box.
25. Place a flameless candle inside and the lantern top in it’s base.
26. I finished with a ribbon on the circular hanger at the top of the lantern:)