I used to make these ever sooooo inexpensive and very easy to make lanterns all the time. I have supplied dozens to friends and family as table decorations for engagements, birthdays and dinner parties.
All you need is:
flowers (the thinner the petals or leafs the better, I used Bougainvillea)
|Wax Paper, Hot Iron and Bougainvillea|
|The Bougainvillea pulled apart, keep the coloured leaf/bracket and discard the stamen|
|Place paper WAX side UP|
|Arrange flowers/leafs on paper|
|Place another sheet of WAX paper, this time WAX side DOWN on top of flowers and other sheet of paper|
|Put the clean rag/tea towel on top of WAX paper and iron. The wax melts and sticks together.|
|Also makes great wrapping paper and I've also seen it used as a lamp shade, attached to the frame with string.|
|Cut lengths paper to fit your jar, double over and secure in place with string. Add a tea light candle, light and enjoy.|
I'll show you how to make the string flowers another time.