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Want to make your room cozy with some lanterns but don’t want to spend too much? Then, just try making your own lantern using some popsicle sticks and skewers! Learn how to easily make them through this video tutorial by The lockdown tinker on YouTube.
Place the sticks beside each other, the number of sticks will be determined and should match by how long a single popsicle stick is, then glue 3 sticks across on top, bottom, and center of the sticks to hold them together. Glue another set of sticks on top to cover the 3 sticks glued across, then make another set, this will be the base and the lid of the lantern. Varnish them and leave them to dry completely, then cut the curved top and bottom of 4 sticks and cut 2 bamboo skewers of the same sizes. Lay 2 sticks vertically, then glue 2 bamboo sticks on top and bottom to make a square, cut more bamboo skewers and design a side panel, glue the remaining 2 sticks on top and bottom on the other side. Design a total of 4 side panels, then stain and leave to dry.
Glue them together to build the walls of the lantern, then glue them on top of the popsicle stick base, finish off the corners, and cut bamboo skewers to fill the spaces. Cut a small hole in the center of the top panel, then cut bamboo skewers to glue around the hole, glue 2 skewers on either side of the hole and on top but placed the other way, do this alternately and continue building it up until desired height. Cut the sticks the same length as the bamboo skewers, then glue 1 stick across the top and bottom, and stack another set of sticks on top. Cut around the body of a milk plastic container until you have a small and big rectangle, then roll them up. Place the small one inside the bamboo sticks surrounding the small hole, then glue on the lid or the smaller base that you made, glue a pebble on top of the lid for a handle. Place the larger plastic piece inside the lantern body and add a fake candle inside, then put the lid back on.
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