Apr 25 2014

Paper Flower Embellished Lantern

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rice paper lantern decorated with vellum paper

Paper Lanterns Are Artfully Embellished with Vellum Flowers

by Shannon Cosgrove Rivas

Shopping List

Design Master Robin’s Egg 792

Design Master Just For Flowers Fresh Green 133, Lemon 133, Tiger Lily 129

Rice paper lamp

Flower and butterfly paper punches

White vellum paper

Flat-backed rhinestones

Embossing tool

Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks


  1. Punch out flowers, leaves and butterflies from vellum paper.PL step 1b
  2. Spray the punched shapes with the Just For Flowers colors and Robin’s Egg mixing up the colors and shapes so you have a good variety of each punch to add to your lamp.
  3. When the flowers, leaves and butterflies have dried, give them a little bit of depth by using an embossing tool and tracing lines into the punch.PL step 2
  4. Start gluing the cut outs to the lantern.  Layer the elements as you go to achieve a full and texturally interesting garland of punches running down the front of the lantern.PL step 3
  5. Glue the flat-backed rhinestones to the center of the flowers that are attached to the lantern.