Vellum Lantern


4 qty. 5” x 7” Wood Photo Frames - black

4 qty. 5” x 7” Medium Wt. Vellum – White #77188862

Rubber stamp – your design choice

Ink pads – your color choice, ink compatible with vellum

Vellum Adhesive Dots #30055752

Bond 527 Glue #30088392 or E-6000 glue#1096239

4 qty. 1” Wooden Ball Knob for feet #77613000

Black Acrylic Paint #77128231

5 qty. Jumbo Craft sticks #77676437

Battery Operated Tea Light Candle #30058141


Note: The sample shown used the Chrysanthemum flower stamp from the “Ikebana” Clear Stamp set from Kodomo. You can also make the lantern using different sizes of frames such as 4” x 6” or colors.



1” foam brush #10109

X-acto Knife to cut jumbo craft stick




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 Crafts, Inc.


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