Butterfly Box Tea Light Lantern

The start of a magical party begins with die cut lacy butterflies and softly glowing tea light lanterns. This butterfly lantern began with my Butterflies & Cross Box by Sizzix. It can create a sweet party favor box but when you add lacy, dimensional butterflies and the soft glow of a battery-powered tea light, it becomes a magical party lantern.
sizzix_butterfly_box_lamp_light

Start by placing the interchangeable butterfly insert into one side of the box die and run this through the Big Shot machine.
sizzix_cutting1

Remove the box die and place just the butterfly die on the blank panel. Rotate the die to add some variety to the second butterfly. Run this through your Big Shot machine again.
sizzix_cutting2

Repeat the steps above so you have all four sides.
sizzix_cutting3

Fold along all crease lines.
sizzix_folded1

Die cut four butterfly bodies in a medium gray paper and adhere between the wings.
sizzix_glue1

Cut four pieces of vellum to 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and adhere inside of the box behind the butterflies. Do not place any adhesive to the back of the butterfly wings. Add adhesive to the side tabs and adhere the four sides together. Add adhesive to two opposite bottom panels and close the base.

Cut a piece of ribbon about 12″ long and tie a knot in the middle. Pull the loose ends through one of the small holes in the top tab starting from the inside of the tab.
sizzix_ribbon2

Pull the ends through the next hole from the inside. Turn on the tea light and place inside the lantern before continuing with the remaining ribbon holes.
sizzix_ribbon3

Continue until the ribbon is threaded through all of the holes. Tie a bow to close.
sizzix_ribbon4

To create the loose butterflies, begin by using the butterfly insert die on a piece of colored card stock. This will create a piece with just the wing flaps.
sizzix_butterfly2

Next, place the butterfly outline die onto this cut so that the wings line up with the die.
sizzix_butterfly3

Run this through the Big Shot again to create a complete butterfly.
sizzix_butterfly4

Adhere the butterfly onto 1″ craft clothes pins. Bend up the wings to add some dimension.
sizzix_butterfly6

Attach the clothes pin butterflies to the lantern and dim the lights for a magical party.
sizzix_butterfly_box_lamp_dark

Enjoy the glow from this beautiful Butterfly Box Tea Light.

Affiliate Links: By clicking on and purchasing through my links, a small portion of the sale price goes towards supporting this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Shop This Project

663661_butterflies_cross_favor_box660425_big_shot_machine

This is Linked to
Blogghetti, DIY ShowoffFinding Silver Pennies, I Should be Mopping the Floor and Sew Can Do

sizzix butterfly box tea light pin

About Lynda Kanase

Sizzix Senior Product Designer, Crafter, Maker, Stitcher, Scrapper, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Instructor, Anglophile, Dog lover and Mom trying to make the world prettier, one project at a time. Please join me on this creative adventure.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s