Doily Lantern

Make a colourful lantern to brighten up your home. The light shines through the patterned holes in the paper doilies.

Skill Level


Time to Make

20 minutes + drying time

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Take a pink paper doily and cut it in half. Then cut out the inner circle to leave just the patterned outer ring.
  2. Cover the white side of the semi-circle ring in a layer of PVA glue, and then stick it to the glass jar. Then add another layer of PVA glue over the top of the pink side.
  3. Repeat steps 1&2 with a blue and a yellow paper doily. Making sure you spread them out so that light can shine through the holes. Leave to dry.

Top Tip

Add string lights or an LED tea light to light up your lantern

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