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Its almost that time of year again, come along and make your lantern for The Daventry Lantern Parade and Spirit of Christmas event taking place on Friday 8th December 2017

We are now taking bookings for our free Lantern Making Workshops. To book your place please submit one of the booking forms below or call the office on 01327 301246.

Lantern Making Workshop 25th November 2017

Free Lantern Making Workshop taking place at Mercure Daventry Court Hotel & Spa, Sedgemoor Way, Daventry, NN11 0SG. The booking is arranged in slots of 15 minutes from 10.30am-4.00pm (last entry 4.00pm) Therefore if you have a particular time slot in mind please state this on your booking form. Please note: The lantern making generally takes 2 hours so please allow time for this.

Please include your Full Name, Number of People Attending, Contact Email Address/Phone Number and Postcode. Thank you.

Lantern Making Workshop 26th November 2017

Free Lantern Making Workshop taking place at Mercure Daventry Court Hotel & Spa, Sedgemoor Way,Daventry, NN11 0SG. The booking is arranged in slots of 15 minutes from 10.30am-3.00pm (last entry 3.00pm) Therefore if you have a particular time slot in mind please state this on your booking form. Please note: The lantern making generally takes 2 hours so please allow time for this.

Please include your Full Name, Number of People Attending, Contact Email Address/Phone Number and Postcode. Thank you.

If you are unable to attend one of our free workshops, don't worry you can still make one at home by following one of the methods below.

How to Make a Willow Lantern

How to Make a Paper Lantern

What you'll need:

  • A4 sheet of card
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

How to Make a Paper Lantern:

Cut a 2cm strip off the short side of your paper and set it aside to use as a handle.

Fold the paper in half lengthwise.

Cut fringe-style incisions from the folded side and stopping 2cm away from the edge of the card.

Open out the card.

Fold it so the two short sides of the paper come together and secure with a staple.

Staple the handle to the top of your paper lantern.

How to Make a Jam Jar Lantern

What you'll need:

  • A washed jar
  • Coloured Paper
  • PVA Glue
  • String or wire to make the handle if required

How to make them:

Cover the outside of your jar in PVA glue.

Stick tissue paper to the outside of the jar in your chosen pattern/design.

Cover with PVA glue over the top to harden the tissue paper

Leave to dry

If required you can make a handle for the jar our of string or wire.

Place a battery powered tealight or battery powered fairy lights in the jar for the parade.