We are always inspired by the lanterns at Terrain, and this project is no exception! Our graphic designer Lindsay (who is the genius behind many of our fabulous lanterns), has designed these paper geometric lanterns for our collection this month. And now you can make them on your own with just a few simple craft tools and materials.

The pattern below includes two different sizes of lanterns as well as an option to cut by hand or use your cutting machine. If you have any questions, just comment below!

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This little (garden) light of mine

We made these paper geometric lanterns using frosted paper colors that match up perfectly with this month’s garden-inspired palette. Once you’re done making your lanterns, you can display them on your tables at your (socially distanced) summer barbecue. Or punch a couple holes at the top to string along some bakers twine or ribbon!

As always, we like to add flameless tea lights to our paper lanterns to make them look more like real lanterns. But they are just as pretty without them, too! The shape of these lanterns are unique, so they will stand out either way. 

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To make these lanterns, use our SVG cut file for your cutting machine, or cut by hand with sharp craft scissors. You will need two identical panels/pieces to make one lantern. Crease and fold along each score line, then add glue along the inside panels to adhere the vellum pieces to the inside of each window. Glue and secure each tab on the top and bottom closed. Add glue to the backside of the middle diamond shape to adhere the two panels together. Note: I used an adhesive tape roller, but you can use a glue gun if that’s what you’re most comfortable with.

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Want more projects like this one? Browse the rest of our August Collection for more garden-inspired projects. Or get more paper decor ideas.

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