You can't help but look at the images from pumpkin carvings and see paper lantern possibilities. The square images are perfect for simply welding together. But of course, I wanted to make some out of the circle images which is a bit more work- but not much. Here's the step by step:
Download and cut the lantern base with DS and Plantain Schoolbook (see link below), I cut mine out of a Debbie Mumm 12x12 patterned paper
Attach squares of vellum (about 4.25 by 4.25) to back side
Attach tabs of piece one to opposite side of piece two.
Cut your choice of circle images from Pumpkin carvings at 4 inches and glue over vellum.
Insert FAKE candle
Now what if you don't want to weld the square images together? Well, your in luck, I've included a square lantern base on the same file (page 2). Follow the exact same instructions but use square images from the pumpkin carving cartridge (still cutting at 4 inch).
FYI: Costco now has the pack of fake candles, 30 candles plus 30 extra batteries for $20, great buy!
With all these, I'm sure my kids will want to make lots. And whats great is that I can make the bases for them to finish and they can choose 4 different images for each one (there so many cute ones, who could pick just one?). Of course if you don't have pumpkin carvings, any shape welded into a 4 inch circle or square frame will do! Thanks for looking and for taking the time to comment!