Doily Lantern

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

Doily Lantern

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.
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Top Tip

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