Remove the backing, paper insert and cardboard from each frame. Remove the glass and carefully clean the glass.
Use one of the craft sticks to apply a thin line of Bond 527 or E6000 glue inside of the frame’s moulding. Place the clean glass back into the frame and glue place. Set aside to let the glue dry. Repeat these steps for all four frames.
Paint all four wooden ball knobs with the black acrylic paint. Let dry.
Stamp all four pieces of vellum with the design you have chosen. Let the ink dry.
Apply the vellum dots adhesive to the stamped vellum pieces. Attach each vellum piece to the inside glass of each of the frames. Smooth out the vellum to make sure that is sticking to the glass.
Stand two of the frames upright and perpendicular to each other, matching the edges. Use the E6000 glue to adhere the frames together. Place the other two frames in the same manner and glue all four frames together to form the lantern shape. Let glue set.
Place the remaining four Jumbo craft sticks inside of the lantern. Place the sticks with two going across left to right and two going top to bottom, so that they overlap. This will be where you place the battery operated tea light candle. Rest the sticks along the bottom moulding, trim the sticks if necessary. Glue ends in place.
Place a painted wood ball knob under each corner of the lantern. Glue in place for the lantern feet.
© 2008 Ben Franklin
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