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Folk Art Festival - Contest - Train Lanterns


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Design by: terriski (10 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 1 hour to 2 hours
Project tags: Boxes/Bags/Tags Christmas Home Décor/Accents Wall Décor/Wreaths/Banners Holiday Gifts Holiday Décor

A set of 4 lanterns -using Folk Art Cartridge

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Velum paper
  • Black card stock
  • small battery tea light

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Using either your Gypsy or CCR - Make a Square the size you want your lanterns.

Then make a window opening using another square. I used Cricut Font and Basic Shapes and made an 8x8 sqaure. I then centered that and added a 6x6 square. Once all are cut then score where the tab meets the square.
For an 8x8 lantern cut velum paper to 7x7 and glue to the inside of the cut square. I use ATG.
Cut out shapes - using either gyspy or cartridge. I used 4 pieces for this train. Cut 4 of each shape out in BLACK card stock. The train is all cut at 3.5"
Start decorating the front of the panels. I placed the one image on the vellum where I wanted it. Then glue it down using a tape roller type tape.

****TIP***** to line up all the other panels I simply lay the finished one down and then put a new panel on top. Making sure all the edges are lined up - then add the train piece to the top. Repeat this for all the panels. I simply lined up all the little wheels
Glue the tabs together. I lay all 4 pices out - you will put glue on the top of the TAB only - don't pass over the fold line. Then take the tab of the other panel and fold at the score line.
Repeat until all 4 panels are attached then glue together. (I used ATG - but score tape will work too).
Once all lined up then put a flameless candle inside them.

Step 1

Using either your Gypsy or CCR - Make a Square the size you want your lanterns.

Then make a window opening using another square. I used Cricut Font and Basic Shapes and made an 8x8 sqaure. I then centered that and added a 6x6 square. Once all are cut then score where the tab meets the square.

Step 2

For an 8x8 lantern cut velum paper to 7x7 and glue to the inside of the cut square. I use ATG.

Step 3

Cut out shapes - using either gyspy or cartridge. I used 4 pieces for this train. Cut 4 of each shape out in BLACK card stock. The train is all cut at 3.5"

Step 4

Start decorating the front of the panels. I placed the one image on the vellum where I wanted it. Then glue it down using a tape roller type tape.

****TIP***** to line up all the other panels I simply lay the finished one down and then put a new panel on top. Making sure all the edges are lined up - then add the train piece to the top. Repeat this for all the panels. I simply lined up all the little wheels

Step 5

Glue the tabs together. I lay all 4 pices out - you will put glue on the top of the TAB only - don't pass over the fold line. Then take the tab of the other panel and fold at the score line.
Repeat until all 4 panels are attached then glue together. (I used ATG - but score tape will work too).

Step 6

Once all lined up then put a flameless candle inside them.

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SHOWCASED - A FEATURED PROJECT
SHOWCASED - A FEATURED PROJECT
PRIZED - PROJECT FAVED 25+ TIMES
PRIZED - PROJECT FAVED 25+ TIMES
CELEBRATED - PROJECT FAVED 50+ TIMES
CELEBRATED - PROJECT FAVED 50+ TIMES
  • PRIZED - PROJECT FAVED 25+ TIMES
  • CELEBRATED - PROJECT FAVED 50+ TIMES

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The directions for this project are terrible. There is no mention of how the "tabs" were created that were supposed to be scored. There is also no mention of how the center panels on the inside of the lanterns are created and assembled (as shown in the photo). Its a great looking project, but the directions are not great.

Published on December 21, 2013 by megaron Flag Comment As Inappropriate