Ornament & Lantern – 12 Days of DIY Gift Ideas

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Welcome to Day 2 of my 12 Days of DIY Gift Ideas! Sharing gift ideas is a fun change of pace this time of year and I hope you’ll get some ideas you can use this holiday season. Today’s idea is a simple lantern which doubles as an ornament. Let’s take a look at it.

Take a look at this simple ornament and lantern, which make perfect Christmas decorations and DIY gift ideas!

I created these to hold a tealight inside. Here’s what they look like in the dark.

Take a look at this simple ornament and lantern, which make perfect Christmas decorations and DIY gift ideas!

Video Tutorial

For all the details on creating these pretty decorations, watch along here with the video I created.

Next I’ll share the die set I used, and then I’ll explain a little more about how to create these neat decorations.

Delicate Baubles Dies

Here is the Delicate Baubles die set that I used to create these ornaments. It’s perfect for today’s projects because it has a delicate overlay as well as the solid background to attach the overlay onto.

Stampin Up Delicate Baubles Dies

Materials Needed

To create one of these lanterns or ornaments, you’ll need two die cut overlays, two background pieces, and one of the following:

Take a look at this simple ornament and lantern, which make perfect Christmas decorations and DIY gift ideas!

For a square base: 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ cardstock, scored at 1/2″ and 2″, turned 90 degrees and scored at 1″ and 3 1/2″. Then snip the sides as shown.

Take a look at this simple ornament and lantern, which make perfect Christmas decorations and DIY gift ideas!
Take a look at this simple ornament and lantern, which make perfect Christmas decorations and DIY gift ideas!

For a round base: 2″ x 3 1/2″ cardstock, scored at 1/4″ and 1 3/4″, then snipped as shown.

Take a look at this simple ornament and lantern, which make perfect Christmas decorations and DIY gift ideas!
Take a look at this simple ornament and lantern, which make perfect Christmas decorations and DIY gift ideas!

Watch along with the video for full instructions on assembly.

Another Delicate Baubles Project

If you like the die set I used to create these lanterns, you may enjoy the card below as well. I created this a while back using a really fun technique that uses Glass Press ‘N Seal. You can learn about it here.

Click to learn how to paper piece with die cuts! Create gorgeous 'How'd she DO that?' cards today!

Supply List


Here is a full list of the items I used to create the lanterns and ornaments. See more about them and order using the links below!

Product List

Thanks for visiting today! Make sure to stop back for 10 more DIY gift ideas over the next couple of weeks!

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