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I have a fun fall lantern centerpiece that you can make today. It is so darn quick and easy! This one is perfect for the center of your table at Thanksgiving. Take 15 minutes and make this colorful fall display for your home. This one was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed as part of my design team status but I thought I would post here in case you missed it.
- Lanterns (round lanterns would work best for this project — I cannot find the exact versions I used online)
- Martha Stewart Crafts Deep Edge Punch, Embroidery
- Battery operated tea lights
- Card stock
Start on the edge of your paper and use the punch along the long side. The secret to perfect punching? Use those line up marks on the side and be sure your paper is all the way up against the guide.
Trim the paper to size. This will depend on the lantern size that you are using. As you can see below, I trimmed to about 2 1/4 inches.
You will also need to trim the length and again this will depend on the lantern size that you are using. Mine is about 9 inches long.
The lantern that I used had a removable bottom that is intended to be used for a candle.
I removed the bottom and inserted my punched paper as shown below. Push it all the way in and then release. It should release and fit inside the lantern.
Be sure to add the battery operated tea lights to the lantern before assembling. Add these to a burlap table runner with some felt leaves. Don’t forget to make the baker’s twine pumpkins to add to this fall lantern centerpiece as well.
These lanterns can be changed up for the seasons just by changing the paper color. Planning a wedding? Add paper in your theme colors to these for a wedding centerpiece. The possibilities are really endless! Y’all enjoy and grab your own lanterns to make this fall lantern centerpiece today!