How to make lantern(use waste material)

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I’ll try to provide some knowledge of lantern making. Today, we talk about how to use the waste material to make a lantern, I think it’s very similar to the production methodof Chinese lanterns.


  • A Coke bottle(about 2L)
  • A red light bulb(15-25w, with bulb holder , plug and some wire)
  • An A4 paper which was printed with patterns (Example using a bamboo pattern)
  • A scissors.
  • A piece of sandpaper
  • A roll of adhesive tape

The process of manufacture

  • Cut the bottom of the bottle Coke with scissors (Take a piece of sandpaper and round off the angles. Take care, and not injure oneself!)
  • Use scissors to open seven holes at the top of bottle (one hole in bottle cap, others surrounded  it at the top of bottle)
  • Use the wires go through the bottle cap, and fitted it with light bulbs and bulb holder.
  • Crop your A4 paper to the right size, roll it up, put it inside the bottle and fixed it with adhesive tape.
  • Install the plugs, check there is no problom, then open power.

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  1. Cressida Laroque says:

    Xie Xie. Thank you for your tutorial. It was perfect for my needs. I hope to make a dozen lanterns and hang above my patio for a little party of friends. It will look wonderful at night here in Florida, USA. It is not a fancy party, just a fun get together.

  2. Matilde Ruiz says:

    Ni hau! xie xie pelas informações, sou encantada com as coisas da China, e vou tentar fazer uma lanterna. Obrigada

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  4. So Eun says:

    It’s a good one but it’s hard to get the materials

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