Thursday, August 18, 2016

A Century of Lanterns - Lighting a Birthday Table.

I made these lanterns for my dad's 70th birthday. They were such a hit among his friends, they took them home as party favors.
 The file for these lanterns has been on my computer for a while now, but I hadn't had the time to tweak it for all decades, up to the 100th birthday.
Before assembling, cut 2.1" x 2.1" squares of vellum for the windows and tape them in place. I like to use a special vellum tape that will not warp the panel like liquid glue could.. I figured cutting the squares using a trimmer was way faster than doing it with the Cricut, since they were plain squares.

 The box does not need glue to be assembled, because it is based on tabs/slots mechanisms.
Embellish the top with some ribbon (our theme was green) and insert a LED T-light candle inside and you are ready to go. These lights will last for the whole party (3-4 hours) and a little more.
The zip file comes with all decades from 10 to a 100. Make sure to change the top layer to score and attach to the second layer, because, yes... The scoring lines are included.

Supplies List


If links don´t seem to open, please right click and select "open link in a new tab", it should take you to a save file dialog. Let me know in the comments if links don´t work, thanks.


  1. Love the glueless assembly! Such an amazing gift to share. Thank you!

  2. You do have Awesome SVG's!! Thank you so much!

  3. I love these! Thank you! Do you happen to have a file that has stars on all 4 sides instead of numbers?

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this at no charge! It is just what I need to make my Mom's birthday special on a zero dollar budget!

  5. Is the file still available I can’t seem to get it to work?