January 18, 2019

Rosh Hashanah: Apple lantern place cards

You’ll be the apple of everyone’s eye this Rosh Hashanah when you make these place cards for your holiday meal. So easy to make out of construction paper, they even hold battery-operated tea lights to add to the glow of the table. Sweet place cards, indeed.

What you’ll need:

– Red, green and brown construction paper
– Scissors
– Glue
– Battery-operated tea lights
– Pen


Divide an 8 1/2-by-11-inch piece of red construction paper into four equal sections. Each section makes one apple lantern.


Fold the paper lengthwise and give it a sharp crease with your fingers.


With the folded edge facing you, cut seven equally spaced slits, leaving about a quarter of an inch at the end.


With the slits running vertically, roll up the paper into a cylinder and overlap the edges, gluing them together.


Slide the cylinder over a battery-operated tea light — it should fit perfectly — and press down on it so the sides push out.


Cut a leaf shape out of green construction paper and write a name on it. Cut a stem out of brown paper. Glue them to the top of the apple.

Jonathan Fong is the author of “Walls That Wow,” “Flowers That Wow” and “Parties That Wow,” and host of “Style With a Smile” on YouTube. You can see more of his do-it-yourself projects at jonathanfongstyle.com.