Thanks to Raffi, that musical genius, I've been in a very nautical frame of mind lately...also probably because it's summer and I live on the West Coast :) So this week I designed templates for this sweet little DIY lighthouse tealight holder, which comes in navy blue and baby pink. These delightful lighthouses make perfect table decor for a nautical themed baby shower or kids nautical birthday! I've also included the cupcake wrapper printables in various colours to help you complete the look! Please note, that this lighthouse is made out of card stock so you do need to use a battery operated tealight, unless you want to burn down your beautiful table setting ....which would be a shame.
>>Continue scrolling for all the templates, assembly instructions and some pretty pictures :)
I picked a few cheerful yellow and blue accents to complete the classic nautical look. The blue paper cups, striped straws, burlap scrapbook material I found at the dollar store. The 'eat' napkins where a Winners Homesense find and the little DIY sailor hat favor boxes can be found in the Little Luxuries Loft Etsy Shop. And lastly all the striped cupcake wrappers are available to download below.
While I consider navy blue to be a gender neutral colour, I wanted to give you some styling options in case you want that sweet baby girl look :) You can mix and match your cupcake wrappers too!
A colour printer, white 8.5" by 11" (65lb weight) cardstock, white printer paper (for cupcake wrappers), a battery operated tealight, scissors, a craft-knife, a cutting mat and double-sided tape or glue. For size reference, these lighthouses measure appox. 6.5" tall by 3.75" wide at the base.
To view these downloadable print files be sure to have an up to date version of Adobe Acrobat Reader (it's free to download of the Adobe website). Once downloaded, choose which pages you would like to print, be sure to use a high quality print setting. Print the lighthouse templates onto white card stock. One lighthouse fits onto a single sheet of card stock. Next cut around the template pieces.
Step 1: Using a craft knife, cut slits where the "X" appears on each window.
Step 2: To finish cutting out the windows you can either use scissors like I did here or if you're more comfortable with a craft knife finish cutting them that way :)
Step 3: Crease all the edges on the tower as well as on the lantern room. Using your fingers gently curl the dome tabs of the lantern room inwards.
Step 4: Apply double-sided tape or glue to the side tab off the lantern room.
Step 5: Match up the 2 edges of the lantern room. Hold until dry.
Step 6: Apply glue to the tab off the tower. Match up the tower edges and hold until dry.
Step 7: Fold all the tabs on the bottom of the lantern room inwards. Apply glue to all these tabs.
Step 8: Place the lantern room glue side down onto the top of the circular balcony. Hold until dry.
Step 9: Fold the tabs off the top of the tower inwards. Apply glue to all the tabs.
Step 10: Center the lantern room on top of the tower, then press and hold until dry.
Step 11: Turn on your tealight and insert it through the dome of the lantern house.
Step 12: Fit the dome tabs together at the top and volia! You're now finished your wee lighthouse. Now all those paper boats can sail safely to shore ;)
Thanks so much for following along! More fun DIY project coming soon..
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Please note that all the templates provided on this site are for personal use only. Thank-you for your cooperation and support.