Skip to Content

DIY Snowflake Lantern – Free Template

Sharing is caring!

This DIY Snowflake Lantern is a great way to add some seriously bright light to your Christmas holiday. Make your very own Winter Luminaries with a few simple supplies, a free template, and colored paper. If you haven’t yet, you’ll want to check out the fall luminaries too! This post contains commissioned links.

Click for the free template to make this fun DIY snowflake lantern craft! This fun paper craft for winter is easy for kids, teens, and adults.

What I really like about these snowflake lanterns is that you can make them any color that you want. I think choosing a dark color for the paper is important so it fades into the darkness once the light is turned on. 

While the directions on these snowflake luminaries are pretty straightforward, I’m always willing to add in some holiday flair. If you’re a glitter fan, you can always add a bit of glitter glue as well around the outline of the snowflake cutout. 

Plus, you can make them a wide variety of heights and sizes as well. That way you can set them on different surfaces all around the house. I imagine them being showcased well on a mantle or bookshelf. They’d also look really nice in your windows at night, too. 

You can even use these as fun place settings for your holiday table. They’re a simple way to add a fun ambiance and glow to any room.

For safety purposes just know that you’re going to be using LED lights on the inside of them as any other way would be highly flammable. 

The biggest perk of making these Snowflake lanterns is that anyone can make them! There might be a few parts that you’ll have to help with, but for the most part, this is a simple craft and activity for a wide range of children. 

Just like with other paper Christmas crafts for kids, it’s an affordable and last minute idea that can be done for Christmas or just for fun.

What you need for your Snowflake Lanterns:

Download Your Snowflake Lantern Template
Sign up for updates and your download will arrive right in your inbox!
Thank you for subscribing!

How to assemble your Snowflake Lanterns:

1. First, you’ll need to decide what size of snowflake lantern that you’re wanting to make. The template actually gives you 3 different choices. The small snowflakes need at least a 14-inch wide base cutout, the medium snowflake needs a 17-inch wide base and the large snowflake needs a 20-inch wide base. For all the snowflakes, the height is at least 6 inches. 

I choose the small snowflake for the tutorial and cut it out to be 14 inches by 6 inches.

Make sure to center your snowflake on the width of the paper, and that you have enough space on both sides to fold it into a triangle, with a glue tab. I recommend using a pencil to trace it on. 

You can add extra embellishment shapes if you want as well.

2. Use an x-acto knife to cut out the snowflake. 

3. Take your time cutting it out. There are a lot of little points! You can use a cutting mat if you need to.

4. Take your white mulberry paper and cut it so that it’s large enough to cover your snowflake cutout.

5. Apply glue on the back of the snowflake that you’ve just cut out and place the mulberry paper on the part that you just added glue to. It’s important to glue it around the edges of the snowflake and not the mulberry paper, so that the paper is secure around the edges of your cutout.

6. Next, fold half an inch of the cardstock. Take the rest that is left and fold it into 3 even parts. The snowflake always needs to stay in the middle. 

7. Put glue on the half inch tab and then glue it to the open end of the cardstock.

8. Once it’s together, add in your LED candle and light it up! 

Have you ever made winter luminaries before? Would do you love about this DIY Snowflake Lantern? Comment below! Hit the P symbol on the side of this page to pin this to make later!


How to Make Faux Fur Pom Poms in Minutes!

Learn how to make faux fur pom poms in minutes with this super easy step-by-step tutorial! When you’re done, check out my tutorial on how …

DIY Night Light – STEM Challenge for Kids

Challenge your kids to make a DIY night light by engineering a shape a design that they’ll love! Then go ahead and try these fuse …

These valentine pillows are so easy to make! They use the classic summer camp fleece tie pillows method and are the perfect Valentine's Day crafts for tweens and big kids. #tweens #teencrafts #valentinesday

Valentine’s Day Crafts for Teens

Make these super fun Valentine’s Day Crafts for Teens to show a little love! This post contains affiliate links. Find more of my favorite cool …

How to Crochet a Small Heart

Learn how to crochet a small heart and turn it into all sorts of fun crafts! If you want an even easier Valentine’s Day craft, …

Paper Christmas Crafts for Kids

Paper is such an easy crafting material, and especially great for last minute! These paper Christmas crafts for kids are great for kids of all …

Paper Tube Gingerbread House Craft

Make a paper gingerbread house craft using toilet paper or paper towel rolls! This easy craft comes with a free template, as does this gingerbread …

Pop Up Christmas Card Craft for Kids

Make an adorable pop up Christmas card craft for kids – an easy paper craft for the children to gift to others. We love paper …

Cricut Foil Gift Tags for Christmas, Hanukkah, and any holiday!

Learn how to make easy holiday Cricut gift tags, including fun foiled designs for Christmas, Hanukkah, and non-specific holidays! You can read my Cricut Maker …

Easy Accordion Folded Paper Christmas Tree Craft

Make this easy paper Christmas tree craft for kids or adults! Want something even more grown-up? Try making a paper poinsettia wreath! This post contains …

Easy Heart String Art

Whether you’re looking for a classic Valentine’s Day craft or a sweet, easy gift for a loved one, this heart string art template is easy …

Sharing is caring!


Monday 6th of December 2021

The link opens to download the template but the form doesn't show up

Menucha @ Moms & Crafters

Sunday 19th of December 2021

Hi Selina, I apologize - it was broken but I fixed it now. The form should show up within the post now.