Friday, November 17, 2017

Hanging Tea Light Lantern

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Hanging Tea Light Lantern (Flameless)-JMRush
Lantern size: W 2.5 x D 2.5 x H 5”

This Flameless Hanging Tea Light Lantern features cut outs and when vellum paper is used, a layered transparent frosted glass effect is created. This lantern has a secure bottom that allows it to be hung and still allows access to the tea light on/off switch. This design is compatible with both 8X12 and 12X12 mats. 

 You can purchase this Silhouette design file or SVG bundle here:

You can purchase this Cricut compatible SVG design file here:

1.Cut design pieces. ( I used double sided card stock and vellum paper) This tutorial is being used for multiple design files. Yours may vary from tutorial images.
2. Fold all score lines. 
3. Line up the two lantern window pieces. Apply glue to the long side tab of the lantern and secure to the other lantern window base piece.
4. Glue the vellum paper to the window panels; centering around each of the cut out sections.
5. Apply glue to the other long side tab of the lantern window base and secure to the inside of the other lantern window base piece; creating a box.
6. Apply glue to one top tab and secure the top tab to the inside of the next angled triangle.
7. This is what it should look like:)
8.-10. Repeat for the rest of the top tabs until fully enclosed.
11. Image of the last two tabs being secured.
12. Apply glue to the inside of one of the circular hanger pieces. Align with the other circular hanger piece and secure.
13. Apply glue to the bottom two tabs of the Lantern square base and secure to the inside of the sides. 
14. Repeat for the two top tabs creating a shallow box.
15. Apply a dab of glue to the inside of the lantern tea light base just under the slot. (This will help to secure the tab when it passes through.)
16.  Tuck the end tab into the slot creating a circular tube shape.
17. Secure until dry.
18. Place the narrow circular ring piece and square piece over the tube shape you just created.
19. Apply glue to the outside of the tabs on the square side and secure downward to the square piece.
20. Flip this piece over so the circular side is up. Apply glue to the outside of the tabs on the circular side and secure downward to the circular piece. Apply glue to the tops of the ring and tabs and secure the thicker circular ring to the top.
21. This is what it should look like:)
22. Place a flameless tea light candle inside the lantern square base; centering it. Apply glue to the bottom of the square side of the combined 
lantern tea light base. Place inside the lantern square base and secure.
23. Apply glue to the inside edges of this piece and place the lantern window piece inside the box. Secure until dry. I finished this lantern with a ribbon:)

Bottom Image:)

Santa Belt file additions:)


  1. Can the batteries be easily replaced for the lantern designs?

    1. Hi:) The flameless tea lights that I use have the battery located on the bottom. ( I added a pic above:) My design allows for those batteries to be replaced through the bottom opening. So, I guess it depends on the tea light you select? Hope this helps:)

  2. Hi, Would I be able to make the lantern bigger?

    1. Hi:)
      I don't think the tea light parts will fit right if you enlarge it. I do offer some full size lanterns here:
      just type "Lantern" in the search box:)

  3. Do you glue the tea light to the base as I find it difficult to switch the light on and off not being able to hold the tea light.

    1. Hello:)
      Yes, you can glue the tea light in if you wish. I made the base large enough to fit different sized tea lights.
      Thanks so much!

  4. I'm a bit disappointed in this design. The tube contraption to hold the tea light in place blocks the light, so it doesn't shine through the bottom third of the design. It looks much better without the whole tube. I think I'll just secure the tea light to the bottom somehow.

    1. Hello,
      Sorry for your disappointment. I wanted to create a flameless tea light lantern that was secure so the it could hang and have the on/off switch accessed with ease. I am sure you could use hot glue and forego the tea light cylindrical camber:)

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  6. I didn't use the interior for the tealight and put the lantern loosely on the ground. That works great. The tealight isn't visible anyway because of the window paper and therefore it doesn't matter. :-) Now I can use any tealight and can also switch it on and off. Thank you for the nice lantern.