Make A Lantern


Make a Willow Lantern

Although there won’t be a lantern parade in Oxford at this year’s festival, we can help you create your own lanterns to decorate your homes and gardens for the weekend and beyond.


Watch the video and then make your own unique lantern for displaying during the festival.


You can buy a lantern pack of materials from Fusion Arts at East Oxford Community Centre for a suggested donation of £3. If you, or someone you know, need help to buy a pack, please email

Willow Lantern

Make a Jam Jar Lantern

Download our simple instructions to make your own lantern from your recycled jam jars.

Children might prefer to make a Snowman lantern whilst adults might want to try their hand at creating a lace patterned lantern -or you could try both!

Snowman Lantern

Lace Lantern

Lace Pattern

Make a Star Lantern

Make your very own lantern parade style star lantern ready for the festival weekend. You can make a star (or several) to decorate your house or garden. Then, why not register to be part of a local light trail for friends and neighbours to enjoy on your street.


Download the pack for instructions on materials and how to use them.

Star Lantern

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