Dandelion Lanterns From Up-cycled Plastic Bottles
Are you enchanted by those Dandelions? Today we are making some gorgeous lanterns from very humble materials: plastic bottles from your recycle bin, and paper!
We will light them up with LED candles! I made these designs that you can download for free at the end!
Start with clear plastic water bottles from your recycle bin! Those with grooves are fine, they don’t show when lit.
Print and cut the designs- you can use a craft machine but it’s easy enough to cut with an X-acto knife! Gently curl up the cuts to make the patterns dimensional!
Tape the paper to the outside of the plastic bottle. Now light the LED candles or string lights, and drop them into the bottles.
You can download the free design, or check out more details on the best paper to use at the link below! Now, ready to make a wish? =)
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Published July 27th, 2015 10:59 PM
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Carol Cole on May 27, 2019
They ended up so cute I love them
Peggy L Burnette on Jul 30, 2022
Love them, where did you get your lights for inside? Thanks
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