DIY Ramadan Paper Lantern Favor Boxes

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DIY Ramadan Paper Lantern Favor Boxes

DIY Ramadan Paper Lantern Favor Boxes by Hello Holy Days!

Every year for Eid al Fitr, my family hosts an open house party. For this year’s party, I decided to make some DIY paper lantern favor boxes for our guests. I filled each one with cookies from one of my favorite local bakeries. I’m really glad I picked up the cookies instead of baking at home because with the long nights of Ramadan, preparations for Eid al Fitr can get really hectic.

DIY Ramadan Paper Lantern Favor Boxes by Hello Holy Days!

DIY Ramadan Paper Lantern Favor Boxes by Hello Holy Days!

The great thing about this paper lanterns template is that you don’t have to use it just for favor boxes. You can also make these paper lanterns as lanterns by placing battery operated candles inside. Due to their small, personalized size, they’re best suited for a table or mantle.

DIY Ramadan Paper Lanterns by Hello Holy Days!

DIY Ramadan Paper Lanterns by Hello Holy Days!

These paper lantern favor boxes are purple and gold for the colors of Ramadan/ Eid al Fitr but this is also a great craft template for wedding season – or any other holiday really! The colors can be customized to any theme by simply changing up the paper!

Materials

 

Steps

DIY Ramadan Paper Lantern Favor Boxes by Hello Holy Days!

  1. Download and print the template onto purple cardstock paper. Cut out template, including windows.
  2. Use a bone folder to crease the template and fold the tabs. (A bone folder is optional but results in much stronger and cleaner folds. The cleaner your template is folded, the better the lantern will sit.) DIY Ramadan Paper Lantern Favor Boxes by Hello Holy Days! DIY Ramadan Paper Lantern Favor Boxes by Hello Holy Days!
  3. For solid colored purple cardstock, use a decorative punch such as a punch all over the page punch to make a design on the top portion of the lantern. This step can be skipped if using patterned purple cardstock as the design of the punch and the design of the paper will likely get muddled. DIY Ramadan Paper Lantern Favor Boxes by Hello Holy Days! DIY Ramadan Paper Lantern Favor Boxes by Hello Holy Days!
  4. Cut out rectangles of yellow cellophane to cover the lantern’s windows. Use a glue stick to secure the cellophane to the lantern template. (Tip: to speed up this process, fold the cellophane and cut multiple rectangles at once. Alternatively, hot glue only the side tabs of the lantern template, not the base, then cut out one long sheet of cellophane and glue to all the windows at once.) DIY Ramadan Paper Lantern Favor Boxes by Hello Holy Days!
  5. While the glue stick dries, use a small hole punch to make holes at the top of the lantern. (Tip: fold the template and then punch so your holes are aligned.) DIY Ramadan Paper Lantern Favor Boxes by Hello Holy Days!
  6. Use a hot glue gun to assemble the lantern. DIY Ramadan Paper Lantern Favor Boxes by Hello Holy Days! DIY Ramadan Paper Lantern Favor Boxes by Hello Holy Days! DIY Ramadan Paper Lantern Favor Boxes by Hello Holy Days!
  7. Thread twine through the holes working your way around in a circle. Pull the twine taut and the lantern should come together. Fill the lantern and tie off the twine completely. Adjust any flaps of the lantern if needed. (If filling the lantern with baked goods, like cookies, be sure to line the lantern with parchment paper first to avoid grease stains on your paper lantern.)

DIY Ramadan Paper Lanterns by Hello Holy Days!

When choosing favors, please keep in mind these lanterns are paper and cannot hold heavy items. If filling with battery operated luminaries or cookies, please remember to hold the lantern from the bottom when carrying for support, not just from the top.

Did you make this DIY of ours? We’d love to see it! Share with us on Instagram or Facebook @helloholydays.

If you make this DIY and share photos of your version on your own blog, please be sure to include a link back to this page as your source of inspiration and tag @helloholydays on all social media.

All Hello Holy Days! ideas and templates are for personal use only. Please do not create projects from Hello Holy Days for the purpose of selling them.

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June 22, 2018

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