Mini mandala Diwali lantern with Popsicles in 5 minutes

Simple video tutorial on how to make Mandala Diwali lantern. Vary the pattern to mandalas of your choice and create colorful lanterns for diwali decor.

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I know you might be fed up with all the Diwali posts – are you? Well if you are, this is going to be the last one for Diwali or else, I have another last one too in line 😉 So as I was saying in my previous posts, I have experimented with lots of lights related DIYs and crafts this year, last year it was more of paper crafts and I have planned for readymade rangoli’s for next year 😛 Anyways this tutorial for now, its about making these pretty mandala diwali lantern with Popsicle. Sounds interesting? The only other craft I have done with popsicles were these christmas stars and a pretty hexagon shelves but these ones are my favourite now 😉

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Materials required to make Mandala Diwali lantern with Popsicles :

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  • Popsicle sticks (plain natural shade)
  • Hot glue ( I own the stanley one)
  • Vellum sheet ( plain white or in shades of your choice)
  • Pens to draw patterns
  • Self adhesive rhinestone stickers

How to make Mandala Diwali lantern with Popsicles :

The Mandala Diwali lantern that I have made here is very simple and not even real mandala because I wanted my daughter to color along so I kept the pattern very simple and not very intricate. But you can draw your own mandala pattern especially on colored vellum with black ink would look absolutely gorgeous. I have a video tutorial unlike the normal blog post tutorial and I hope you would love it and also try them out. Just be careful with the hot glue and in case the narrative in video is not enough, read through the tutorial below :

  • Take your popsicles and make a square shape frame by sticking the ends of the popsicle sticks together. If you are a perfectionist, draw out the outline on a piece of paper so that your square edges are perfectly perpendicular and you can use this template to align it after applying glue.
  • Trace the outline of the inner frame size on to the tracing sheet so that you know the exact area to draw out your pattern. I made these tiny flower pattern with black gel pen and let my daughter and myself color them together with Faber Castell connector pens.I cut out the squares and stuck them to the frames with double sided tacky tape. While sticking just make sure that the brighter side where you drew the pattern is facing outwards.
  • You will need four such frames for one lantern and you just need to stick them together into a 3d cube shape. For that hot glue will come handy as they hold up really well at the edges. Apply glue. hold the panels steady so that the glue is dry and the alignment is correct and the panels hold up straight.
  • There! You have your lovely mandala diwali lantern ready and all you need to do is pop in come tealight candles inside, make a pretty tablescape and ready for Diwali party 🙂

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Did you like this Mandala Diwali lantern? Do try these and let me know how you did 🙂 Happy Diwali guys!

xoxo Angela 

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