This lantern is a Christmas version of a lantern I previously posted. It was made from a kit from svgcuts call Crisp Days of Fall SVG Kit. The kit contains the cut files to make this lantern with fall leaves, but also provided is a plain panel to which you can add your own design so it can be made for a variety of occasions. I used the plain panel and added the nativity scene to it. I made a bunch of these lanterns (with permission from svgcuts) for the Rolling Green Holiday Boutique, and they were big sellers!
The nativity panel I used for this project was a cut file I purchased from the Silhouette store called Nativity Luminary (#53021) by Lori Whitlock. The nativity scene for her luminary is in a square panel, so I needed to adapt it slightly to fit in this lantern panel. (I purchased a commercial license directly from Lori Whitlock’s site for this file.) Here is her luminary:
I used metallic bronze card stock (Recollections) and vellum for this project. Once all of the pieces were cut out by my Silhouette electronic die cutting machine, I assembled and glued everything together. A battery operated tea light placed inside makes the lantern glow. (Don’t use a real candle!!!)
SVGCuts has a great tutorial video to help with assembly of this project. (HERE is the You Tube video link for this project tutorial, or you can watch it on their site as well.)
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