A Christmas Lantern

IMG_3928The Halloween decorations have been packed away and it’s now time to start preparing for Christmas!  I’ve started off the festive creations with a large lantern.  I followed the tutorial at Mixed Up Craft and then gave it my own little spin.  Because of the size of the lantern, I decided to make a little scene inside.  I gathered my supplies from Spotlight, and then zipped over to Kmart for the 3m length of copper wire LEDs. There’s also now a mini lantern to create if you prefer a smaller size.

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I have to say, I’m absolutely stoked with how it turned out!! It looks absolutely gorgeous in my hall.  I glued the trees (which come as a 3 pack from kmart) to the base, then added the cute little Dachshund from Some Odd Girl – it’s got a little acetate reinforcing.  Then I sprinkled in some faux snow and added some pompoms for snowballs.  I added a sentiment on the little door that I made in the back of the lantern. The large tree on the left hides the battery box for the lights.

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I can see I’ll be making a few of these beauties – for all sorts of occasions!  If you would like to have a little tour of my lantern, check out the little video below.

I have joined in with the following challenges:

  1. Sweet Stampin‘ – Trees (w)
  2. Winter Wonderland Challenge – What you love to do at Christmas (2w)
  3. Crimbo Crackers – Anything Goes (2w)
  4. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes (w)
  5. Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ Blog – Anything Christmas Goes (m)
  6. Lemon Shortbread Challenge – Anything Goes (2w)
  7. Mix it up Challenge Blog – Anything Goes (m)
  8. Love to craft Challenge Blog – Anything Goes (m)
  9. Merry Little Christmas Blog – Anything Christmas Goes (m)
  10. That’s Crafty – Winter Wonderland Challenge (m)

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