I was hoping to share these sooner, so ya’ll would have plenty of time to whisk up a few Easter Lanterns, but I never could get around to making a second set, and I don’t have any good pictures of the first set…:-O
But here they are, and I promise I’ll upload some better RL- pictures asap 😉 Besides, it is a super-quick project, once they are printed this will only take you a few minutes per lantern 😉
- Score and fold a sharp crease along the horizontal line
- Cut the vertical lines
- Glue lanterns with hot glue or double sided tape
- String them for a cute garland, or hang them with a piece of pretty ribbon or tinsel if you prefer individual lanterns.
- These can also be embellished more if you wish, but I recommend attaching any extra embellishments to the top part, not to weigh them down.
- Hang, and TA-DAH: Vintage Easter Cuteness 😀
Go to the folder below to download high quality printable files, and to check out the Easter graphics I have posted earlier:
These files are free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂
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I have used the following sources for these designs:
Easter Cherubs – Wings of Whimsy
Musical Bunnies – The Graphics Fairy
Easter Chicks – The Graphics Fairy
Easter Chicks with Clover – Antique Images
Easter Postcards – Mudbay Images
Chick with Forget-me-nots – Old Design Shop
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12 thoughts on “DIY Last Minute Vintage Easter Lanterns – free printables”
Thanks sooo very much for these great lamps, that I remember from my childhood, that we were making for Christmas back then, but they´re just gorgeous for Easter here too. I love them.
Hope you´re having a great week-end ahead here now.
Thank you dear Maryann 🙂
We would make this type of lanterns for Christmas too, out of “glanspapir” (coated paper, I think mainly available in Scandinavia, most used for Christmas tree woven hearts).
So I came up with the idea of using vintage images and pre-design them in photoshop, and it works like a charm 🙂 You can still see the images on the assembled lanterns, and they can be used to decorate anywhere around the house. They are also easy enough for kids to make, maybe with a little help when gluing 😉
Print a few, and make them with your team of assistants when they come to visit during Easter, and pleeease send me a photo of the little darlings at work…lol!
I LOVE these! I’m going to put them on our Dinner plates for now until I get something to thread them with! Please make some more for after Easter!!! Thanks SOOOO MUCH! Love your site!! :o)
Awww, thank you very much Lindy!
I will make more, I want to make them to hang in my garden later in the spring/summer 🙂 I have a veranda with a roofed in nook, and a garland of these would be adorable under the roof, and hopefully last all season – unless the sun takes all the colors… If the sun is really strong they can at least be used for a summer party 🙂 Maybe we can figure a way to add those garden lights that are charged from the sun…? Exciting! xoxoxo
these lanterns are to cute-thanks so much for sharing
Thanks a lot Barbara 🙂 I really need to take some better pictures, they look so lovely in real life…lol
Oh, I love them all, but my faves are the four bunny musicians and the chick pulling the blue ribbon. Are they available without the cut lines…….especially those two? Thank you so much.
Thanks Hunny 🙂 Links to all the sources is listed at the bottom of the post 🙂 xoxoxo
The more I look, the more magic I find. The lanterns are too fun. I have never seen them before. It seems other countries have the best things. I must try these for next Easter. Easter is my favorite time of year.
Is there anything from the USA you desire? I would love to give back to you.
I wish a special dance in your day Gunnvor.
Thank you Hunny 🙂 We’d make lanters like these for Christmas when I was a child, and hang them on the tree or to decorate around the house. But those lanterns were made with one colored paper, usually red. It is my idea to apply Vintage postcards for these, and to add the fold and cut marks for convenient printables. It is also entirely my invention to do these for Easter…:-P
I want to make another set for Summer, to hang outside on my veranda. I have a covered nook out there, where these could hang and not be damaged by the summer rain. They’ll probably be bleached by the sun, but then I can just throw them out after the summer 😉 I’ll see about getting started on those soon, to share here so ya’ll can enjoy them 🙂 xoxoxo
I did mean to say, Thank You!
Thank YOU!!! ♥♥♥