Eid Tealight Lantern {Tutorial}

During Ramadan, when I was growing up in Libya, the one memory that comes to me the strongest is the paper lanterns that come out for Eid celebrations.

 

Of all the preparations for Eid, the day the lanterns were hung up on the streets over the bakery, for me, really meant that Eid had arrived.

 

I remember they were always so many different bright colors and I would look up to them with such joy.

 

Today we are going to make these little paper lanterns to sit along our back patio railings. We’ll need quite a few for our Eid preparations, but they are so easy to make, I know we can make them in no time.

 

Supplies

8 x 4 ¾ inch cardstock
Ruler
Glue
Scissors
Tealight
A Crafty Arab Eid Tealight Lantern Tutorial

Fold the cardstock lengthwise.

A Crafty Arab Eid Tealight Lantern Tutorial

Take the ruler and bend the open end about ½ an inch upward. This is just to mark where you will be cutting to in the next step. You can also mark it lightly with a pencil, but we wanted to keep this fast and easy.

A Crafty Arab Eid Tealight Lantern Tutorial

Cut on the folded part of your paper toward the upward bend of the paper.

A Crafty Arab Eid Tealight Lantern Tutorial

Open the cardstock up fully and put some glue along the length of one end.

A Crafty Arab Eid Tealight Lantern Tutorial

Place the other end of the cardstock on top of the glued end so that your lantern is now round.

A Crafty Arab Eid Tealight Lantern Tutorial

Place your lantern on your tea light.

A Crafty Arab Eid Tealight Lantern Tutorial

Be sure to not leave the tea light unattended and don’t let the kids play with it. Playing with fire can be dangerous.

A Crafty Arab Eid Tealight Lantern Tutorial

Visit more of this year’s 30 days of Ramadan Crafty Challenge (2011) or check out A Crafty Arab on Pinterest.

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