For this month’s lantern challenge, I decided to feature a pattern that’s become quite the staple in the wold of design. Leopard and cheetah prints can be spotted – no pun intended – on everything from clothing to home decor. Luckily, with some acrylic paint and simple techniques, you can re-create this DIY leopard print pattern on practically any surface. A miniature lantern is a great place to start. Keep reading to see how I did it!
DIY Leopard Print Lantern Supplies:
Step one. For the first layer, add black spots. Make them irregular and varied in shape; this will help them look more natural.
Step two. Continue on the remaining three sides of the lantern.
And your DIY leopard print lantern is done! Pretty easy, right?
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Kirsten is a lifestyle writer and craft book author focusing on DIY, food, health, and creativity. Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). In May 2014, Kirsten published her first book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion; you can find it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon & select independent bookstores. She spends most of her time writing, crafting, traveling, and dreaming up new recipe ideas. Kirsten is a born and raised New Yorker currently living in the Bay Area of California.