Paper lanterns

It’s that time of year when we all have to wrap up warm and brave the cold to watch pretty fireworks and drink lots of hot cider and eat sticky toffee apples.  To help give your garden some extra illumination try making these super simple paper lanterns…

You will need:

White paper bags – you can buy them here from Not On The High Street.


Battery powered tea lights – you can buy them here.

How to make a paper lantern

All you need to do is use a hole-punch to create a design that’s very effective when illuminated. You can be much more ambitious and use a craft knife to create all sorts of designs.

How to make a paper lantern

Then place about four battery powered tea lights in each bag and you’re done (I told you it was as simple as can be). If it’s a windy night pop a few stones in the bag too to weigh them down even more.

How to make paper lanterns

I love the warm glow of these lanterns and they emit a lot of light too.

I hope you all have a lovely evening and happy birthday to my beauteous sister Juliette!

Katy x



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