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Fig. A: Bend wires to give 5¾" lengths between the hands to keep the rolled-up plastic from springing open
uprights. Adjust bends until the triangles look straight. again. Hold the overlapping ribs together tightly, then drill
Fig. B: Cut and bend tabs on the candle platform for a and screw the first 2 screws. Fig. D: Wrap the flaps of the
snug grip on the tea light. Fig. C: Use tape or extra platform around the struts to finish.
Make sure that the tabs will snugly grasp the
sides of a tea light, even when held sideways.
Corrugated plastic can catch fire if exposed to
direct flame (which smells horrible!), so for
safety’s sake, don’t skip this step.
8. Attach the candle base.
Mark the locations of the wires on the underside
of the platform. Use a straightedge to start bending each flap downward. Put the platform in place
and finish wrapping the folded flaps around the
wires to secure them.
9. Enjoy the glow.
Flip the lantern right-side up again, snugly place
your candle inside, and enjoy the glow.
Quick Tip: Cutting plastic
can leave ragged edges, which
should be sanded lightly until
smooth to the touch.
» When drilling the
screw holes, if you
don’t have extra
hands helping you,
try holding the ends
of the wood uprights
between your knees
for support as you’re
drilling through the
plastic and driving
the screws. Or slip a
length of 1x scrap
wood (on edge) through the middle of
the frame, and prop up its ends to support