Lantern Lampshade Luminaries: Cricut Maker Knife Blade DIY

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Lantern Lampshade Luminaries: Cricut Maker Knife Blade DIY

I love the new Knife Blade for the Cricut Maker.  This was my first project and I love how it turned out.  Make a fabulous lampshade or luminary with paper and chipboard.  Makes a unique piece of home decor or centerpiece for a fancy event.
My luminary was designed to fit over an existing lamp that I made (post here).
But this same pattern makes a great candle lantern too and the glow is perfection.
Check it out!  This is a fun project that can be made in an afternoon and can be enjoyed all evening.

You will need:
Cricut Maker
The Cricut Maker is unlike any other cutting machine.  It's powerful, it has the ultimate cutting ability and has incredible versatility!
Cricut Maker Machine

Knife Blade (compatible to cut materials as thick as 2.4mm)
Cricut Chipboard
Cricut Metallic Posterboard
Hot Glue/Gun
Candle or Lamp with less than 4 inch diameter
If you haven't used the knife blade before, begin by inserting your knife blade into the Maker and calibrate your blade in Cricut Design Space.
Then stick your chipboard down to the Strong Grip purple mat and tape down the edges.
You will need this Cricut Design Space project file.
You will need to cut 8 of these frames, they take about 20 passes.  Be patient, this takes some time.
Remove from the mat and tape down another chipboard to cut again.
Then use the Metallic posterboard and cut (with the fine point blade) the lattice work.
Run some hot glue around the back of the frame.
Place the lattice work on top with the colored side up.  Use scissors to trim off any over hanging paper.
Then add hot glue to a second frame.
Then place it right on top of the lattice work and press down all the edges.  Dust the chipboard with some gold eyeshadow to give it a little shimmer.
Repeat the process above for all 4 lattice panels.
Then use the hot glue gun to glue the 4 pieces together in a box.
Make sure the backside of the paper is inside the framework.
I love the metallic blue shining on the outside.

That's it!

Now your lampshade is ready to put around a lamp or add a candle inside.
It is dainty and delicate and will not last forever, but it makes a fun piece of Autumn home decor or the perfect table centerpiece for a party or event.  Make it in colors to match the event.  Even add a battery powered candle for the same effect as a real flame.
Or fit around a lamp with a color changing light bulb!
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