I feel like I am coming home after a really long trip...I've missed all of you so much! I realized I have not had a fun DIY in a while for you guys so I had to remedy that right away. I am gearing up for the Christmas issue for Good Living Magazine so today's little project was one of the projects for it.
Lucky lovelies...you get a bit of Christmas fun a little early!
Actually, this will be a warm up to November where I will begin sharing pretty packaging ideas throughout the month. I can't promise it daily but I will try to do a bunch for some fun wrapping inspiration!
But back to these pretty little lanterns!
I am excited about this one because I am also planning my table for the upcoming Christmas Tea at our church. I think these lanterns in varying sizes would look lovely as a centerpiece. These ones above were actually my little practice ones. :) My husband and I were at Lowe's this weekend and spotted a bunch of these lanterns on clearance at $1.08 a piece! We literally filled up the cart with them and we bought over 20 of them. I know I will find just the perfect thing for them...oooh I can't wait!
I had this little project in mind for awhile now so I knew some spray paint love was in order.
So I brightened them up a bit with white and found my happy place.
Sigh. I just ♥ white spray paint.
Now for adding fabric to the removable glass panels.1. I actually used craft lace and a sparkly organza material to cover the glass.
2. I used Mod Podge but I tend to be a bit heavy handed with it.
3. You can use a paint brush to spread it on.
4. But I prefer to get all messy and use my fingers.
After spreading the glue, smooth your fabric onto the glass. Wait until they are completely dry before placing them back into your lantern.
BTW...You really don't have to be precise when you cut out the pieces of fabric. Just lay the glass on top of the fabric and cut around it. The edges are hidden on the inside.
Be sure to place them inside with the fabric on the outside of the glass.
They look so pretty with the tea lights in them!
I love how the lace one is more see through but the organza diffuses the light with a soft glow.
Other Ideas: You could also use Vellum paper or the the plastic paper like I used for the lemonade mason jars at the girl's birthday party. Tissue paper would work too and look lovely with that diffused glow look to it. Wrap lace around glass votives or even large vases and place larger candles in them. So, so, so pretty. I might lace up every glass container I own!
I promise to be back soon...HUGS!