These cute paper lanterns will be ready for Valentine’s Day in a couple of weeks. I’m planning to print some “no naked flame” labels for safety, then these will be offered for sale. I’m also planning to offer several different designs and customised lanterns. I’m hoping for some business from the wedding industry.
I made a series of tiny birch ply houses for an art project. I wanted the roof pitch to be 30 degrees and I wanted a nice join where the two roof parts meet. This meant cutting at an angle other than 90 degrees. I achieved this using a custom made jig.
Here are four more lanterns I cut yesterday. These are probably destined for the Cygnet Gallery in Shaftesbury, Dorset. I’ll be visiting family in Shaftesbury at the weekend, a good time to restock the gallery.
From left to right: “Moroccan” — inspired by Islamic architecture, “Stars” — four different sides all with stars, “Hearts” — four different sides all with hearts,”Wedding” — four different sides with a wedding theme.
I’ve been working on these for a couple of days, refining the design to something I’m pleased with and which is almost done. I will add a couple of holes in the top so I can add a string to hang the lantern from.
I’m planning to offer these in packs of 10 for around £50. There will be a range of designs including white lanterns for weddings. They will be posted flat in a stiff envelope. They’re easy to assemble with a bit of folding and a swipe of Pritt Stick.
The outer part slides off upwards so it’s easy to get to the LED tea light to switch it on and off.