How to Create Wedding Lantern Decorations

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Lacie, my sister, is getting married!!! She is in the midst of putting together decorations and favors. If you are planning a wedding you know that you want everything to be just right. Today she’s sharing how to create a cute and simple candle lantern for her outdoor wedding.

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We want to have a pretty decoration to lead our guests into the ceremony and reception site. In a recent trip to Michael’s I found these cute candle lanterns and decided to decorate them to match our wedding colors.

What you’ll need:

  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Ribbon
  • Candle holder / Lantern – I found mine at Michaels.

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Method:

Start with the glue gun on the side of the candle holder and put about the size of a small pea.

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Place the ribbon onto the glue.

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To secure the ribbon and not have it move around or loosen, I put another dot of glue before and after the handle.

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Image copyright Lindsay Ann Loft.

I went around twice so I could do above and below the handle so it didn’t look incomplete.

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Image copyright Lindsay Ann Loft.

After the ribbon is secured, its time to create the bow.

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I found a great tutorial here. I’ve included the pictures of how I did it. I found it easier if at the beginning you have the ribbon close together, it keeps the knot tight.

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Image copyright Lindsay Ann Loft.

Now you can attach the bow with a dot of hot glue.

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The finished product!

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What it will look like when hanging.

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I hope this helps you with your wedding decorations or gives you a springboard to  create your own lantern. We will be sure to share photos at the wedding! Happy Wedding Season!!!

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