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How to make a lantern for rorates? Step by step instructions

Jak zrobić lampion na roraty? Instrukcja krok po kroku

Adrian Koźlik |

Advent lanterns are an integral part of the tradition of waiting for Christmas. During the Rorate Mass, Advent lanterns illuminate the church, creating a symbolic atmosphere of darkness that symbolizes the expectation of Jesus' coming. Going to rorata with a lantern is a popular custom, especially among children. If you want to make a lantern yourself Advent Advent, this practical step-by-step guide will help you create an impressive decoration that will bring the magic and joy of waiting for the holidays to your home.

What is an Advent lantern?

An Advent lantern is a symbolic decoration that is used during the Advent season, which is the four weeks before Christmas. Advent lanterns come in various shapes and are made of various materials, such as cardboard, wood, plastic or metal. They usually have a convenient handle for carrying on the rorates. Some lanterns can have a candle inside them, but most are equipped with safe LED lights. The light of the Advent lantern is a symbol of the good news about the approaching coming of Jesus.

How to make an Advent lantern for Roraty?

Before you start making an Advent lantern, it is worth preparing all the necessary materials. Here is a list of things you will need:

  • PET plastic bottle
  • Colorful stained glass foil Advent lanterns
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paints or markers
  • Brush (optional)
  • Decorations (e.g. ribbons, glitter, beads)

  • Step 1: Preparing the PET bottle

    Start by preparing a used PET plastic bottle that will serve as the base of an Advent lantern . Remove the label from the bottle and wash it thoroughly. Make sure the bottle is dry before proceeding to the next step.

    Step 2: Cutting out patterns on stained glass foil

    Then prepare colored stained glass foil. You can choose different colors and patterns that will suit your taste and decor. Use scissors to cut out various shapes and figures on the stained glass foil. You can create Advent symbols such as stars, angels, or scenes related to the birth of Jesus.

    Step 3: Decorating the PET bottle

    Now it's time to decorate the PET bottle. You can use paints or markers to paint the bottle any color you want. If you want, you can also use a brush to create interesting patterns and effects on the bottle surface. Remember that paints and pens must be suitable for painting on plastic. Let the bottle dry after you finish painting.

    Step 4: Sticking the stained glass foil

    Then glue the cut out patterns from the stained glass foil to the PET bottle. Use glue to attach the foil to the bottle surface. You can create different compositions and pattern arrangements to create a unique look for your Advent lantern . Remember that the glue must be suitable for gluing plastic and foil.

    Step 5: Additional decorations

    If you want to add additional decorations to your Advent lantern , now is the time. You can use ribbons, glitter, beads and other decorations to further decorate the lantern and add a special charm to it.

    Step 6: Adding light

    The final step is to add light to the Advent lantern. You can place a candle inside a PET bottle or use a safe LED light. Make sure the lantern is properly secured and does not pose a fire hazard.

    Bright waiting time

    Making your own Advent lantern for Christmas can be a wonderful creative experience that will bring the magic and joy of waiting for the holidays to your home. Follow this step by step guide and enjoy a beautiful decoration that will remind you of the upcoming Christmas. Have fun and have happy rorates!

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