Create giant gothic lanterns using nothing more than our instructions, clip-art designs, and simple supplies. This project is almost as easy as saying "abracadabra."
Martha Stewart Living, October 2009
Print and cut out a lantern template. Trace template four times, side by side, on black paper (use 2 sheets if needed); with a bone folder, crease where sides meet. Cut out.
Print 4 copies of a design onto vellum; a laser printer works best. Cut each piece just larger than frame "windows." Tape vellum into frame. Form into lamp shape; tape edges.
Cut a 26-inch length of wire. In the middle, twist a loop. Poke the wire ends through paper to make 2 holes at edge of lantern. Use pliers to roll ends of wire to secure. Use monofilament to hang 2 battery-operated votive candles, taped end to end, inside the lantern.
Use twine and removable adhesive hangers to suspend the lanterns.
Cutting mat and ruler
24-by-36-inch heavy black paper
Bone folder and craft knife, marthastewartcrafts.com
Double-sided tape, or adhesive glue tape, save-oncrafts.com