I really wasn’t sure what to call this freebie, but it’s a paper triangle that you put over a little electric tea candle, to make the paper glow. Emphasis on “electric” candle here. There is one for each value, Divine Nature is pictured above.

We are using this for New Beginnings. Each girl carries her candle to the front of the room, talks about her value and then puts the value lantern over her candle, so each value lights up as they are talked about.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Print out *this paper lanterns file* with each of the 8 values (thin, stiff paper is best such as printable vellum, I used cheap copy paper in the photo because that’s all I had, cardstock works too but you need stronger lights).
  2. Punch out the holes with a pen over a spongy surface (I used an old mousepad).
  3. Fold them on the dotted lines into a triangle, tape the back edges together (or not).
  4. Put it over your no-flame light source and now you have a beautiful set of value lanterns in just 30 minutes from start to finish (with the help of a couple Young Women)!

And of course, these lanterns match the YW Value Banners in my etsy shop which keeps this blog going. Enjoy your freebie and please share photos if you use them, I love to hear back from you and see what you create.


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  1. February 3, 2009  1:51 am by Jessica T.

    Could you by any chance make them in Spanish? I really love your work! I purchased your Spanish motto from your etsy shop. Thank you for your time!!!! ^_^ Jess XXOXOXOXOXO

  2. June 23, 2009  5:17 pm by Aunt Maureen

    You are so awesome! I used your freebie lanterns for our Young Women's Camp during evening devotional and, in that outdoor setting with only moonlight, they were breath-taking! Because I didn't want them to blow away, I used 20-24 lb. copy paper and the LED tap lights (which have a brighter light and are bigger in diameter than some of the smaller versions). To punch the holes, I found a nail and mousepad worked the best. It has been requested that I make them available again for Young Women in Excellence! You made an old woman look good at camp! Thanks for that!
    Love ya-
    Aunt Maureen

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