Plastic Cup Flower Lantern Craft

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Looking for a fun and easy craft project to brighten up your space? These plastic cup flower lanterns are perfect for adding a touch of color to your home, garden, or any festive occasion. Gather your supplies and follow these simple steps to create your own beautiful lanterns.

This craft is perfect for pretty much any age group. It would make a great rainy day activity or a perfect summer camp project.

Crafters can create unique lanterns based on their own personal color preferences!

completed Flower Lantern Craft


Flower Lantern Craft Supplies


  1. Prepare the Crepe Paper Stars
    • Start by cutting out star shapes from the green, yellow, and pink crepe paper. These stars will become the colorful flower petals for your lantern.
    • Attach the crepe paper stars to the outside of the plastic cup using glue. Make sure to press down firmly and allow the glue to dry completely.
  2. Add Some Sparkle
    • Once the stars are securely attached, it’s time to add some glitter! Apply a small amount of glue to the center of each star, then sprinkle glitter over the glue. Shake off any excess glitter and let the glue dry.
      Flower Collage on Cup
  3. Create a Handle
    • Using a hole punch, make a hole on each side of the cup near the rim.
    • Cut a piece of yarn to your desired length and insert the ends through the holes. Tie knots at each end to secure the yarn and create a handle for your lantern.
      Flower Lantern Craft string and hole punch
      Flower Lantern Craft finished light
  4. Secure the Candle
    • Place a battery operated tealight candle inside the cup. You can use double-sided tape to secure the candle to the bottom of the cup if you want.
Flower Lantern Craft with string
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Final Touches

Now your plastic cup flower lantern is ready to shine! These lanterns are perfect for outdoor parties, kids’ rooms, or any place that could use a little extra twinkle of light. The combination of crepe paper flowers and glitter will catch the light beautifully, creating a magical ambiance.

Tips and Variations

  • Color Choices: Feel free to experiment with different colors of crepe paper to match your decor or the season.
  • Glitter Alternatives: If glitter isn’t your thing, try using sequins or tiny beads for a different kind of sparkle.
  • Multiple Lanterns: Create a series of lanterns and string them together for a stunning garland effect.

I hope you have fun with this art project! These lanterns are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike, providing a fun activity and a lovely decoration. Make sure you take a look at our other camping crafts while you’re here.

If you decide to give this craft a try, let us know how it turned out for you! Feel free to tag us on social media if you post a picture of your finished creation!


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