Windlichter tinker for autumn and winter

Even crafted lanterns have their own special charm. In summer they shimmer on the terrace in mild tones, in autumn and winter they also decorate our apartment or a banquet table, even when there is no wind. Crafting lanterns is a craft idea for children and parents for every season.

Make tealights as decoration

Of course, self-made lanterns in autumn and winter also look great as a decoration outside the door, for example at the entrance to the house. Best of all, it's easy to design a lantern yourselfso that even children can enjoy it and achieve an impressive result without much prior knowledge. If that is not motivation.

Home-made lanterns for the fall

For a self-made autumn wind light you first need a suitable glass for the candle. Mason jars can be used if you want a larger lantern.

Of course, there are also different sizes. A jam jar can also serve well.

It always looks nice if you are not just one self-made lantern used for decoration, but puts at least three of the same kind on the table or on the windowsill Tea lights or - depending on the glass size - slightly thicker pillar candles are suitable as candles.

For the autumn glass you need colorful leaves of maple & Co. These should be dried a few days before. Then you can tie them with a simple cord decorative around the glass.

But beware: Please make sure that the dry leaves can not come into contact with the candle flame.

In this way you can of course also perpetuate every other season on the glass. Toned cardboard stars in winter, dried leaves and herbs in spring and summer. The good thing is that such a home-made lantern costs almost a mile!

Winter - make lanterns yourself with wallpaper paste

Of course you also need a candle and glass for this. Furthermore, you also need wallpaper paste and tracing paper. Nice with the wallpaper paste method also look small glasses, which are then draped in small groups, for example, on a Christmas tray.

From the tracing paper, winter motifs such as frosted flowers, stars or fir trees are cut out for the self-made lantern. These are then glued separately or overlapping (nice, if you cut out only stars or just frosts, for example) with wallpaper paste on the glass.

Even very small children can simply tear strips or pieces out of the paper. Maybe set a color that fits Christmas. And if it is to be colorful, it's just an all-seasons wind light!

Wind lanterns from Thousand and One Nights

If you do not want to make your lantern out of glass, you can also work with parchment paper. However, that is a bit too difficult with very young children. Here you need a beer mat, colored paper strips, parchment paper and glittering stones. Also, of course, scissors, glue and tealights.


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