Remembrance Day Luminaries

We love making luminaries (glass lanterns) and having them on our window sills in the winter months. They just make the house seem cosy on those longer, darker days. This year we decided to try and make some new ones with a Remembrance Day theme.

We had our soldier templates that we used in our soldier template pictures and I also downloaded the poppy printable sheet from Activity Village. As always the glass jars that we use for our luminaries are recycled glass jars that we have just cleaned and our very handy Mod Podge (really handy for all kinds of crafts).

setting up remembrance day lanterns

We used the smallest soldier template, traced around it with a black sharpie and then coloured in the silhouette.

tracing the soldier image

And then with the poppies we just cut them out and glued them onto the glass jars with our Mod Podge. When you apply the Modge Podge it does leave white streaks but they dry completely transparent so don’t be afraid to apply the Mod Podge over the images.

remembrance day lanterns all gued up

And of course leave to dry. Then find a good place to display them, insert your candles and you are all set.

remembrance day lanterns lit up

We love thaving these home made lanterns on the window sills and even though the poppies are for Remembrance Day they make a very striking lantern and give that house a nice cosy feeling.

Remembrance Day Lanterns made by kids at home

poppy lanterns

Admin bits – I do include Affiliate links. (Mod Podge 8 oz Waterbase Sealer, Glue and Finish, Gloss) If you follow an affiliate link and go on to purchase that product, I will be paid a very small commission, however your cost will remain the same. I only include affiliate links for products that we use and love.

Both the soldier template and the poppies are from the Activity Village site which is a membership site.  It currently costs £12.95 for 12 months

soldier lantern lit up

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