December is already a fun, jam packed month but we thought we’d make it even more fun and challenge our awesome bloggers to a crafting challenge! Their mission: Create a craft using Darice lanterns. So the entire month of December, we’ll be posting their super creative and fabulous lantern projects, then we’ll turn it over to you to vote! Make sure to follow our Facebook page and check back later this month to see how you can vote for your favorite and enter to win an awesome prize! Now here’s Diana with her Christmas lantern and the first Lantern Challenge entry!
Christmas has exploded at my house this year and one thing that you’ll find all over my living room is candles. I have a little guy who wants to touch everything so I have to make sure that I put them up where he can’t get to them. I have a shelf that was just begging for candles so I turned a simple lantern into a Christmas lantern votive holder to put up there.
Christmas Lantern Votive Holder Supplies:
Step One: Using your hot glue gun, glue your glass candlestick to the base of the lantern.
Step Two: Paint your wood sign with silver craft paint. Once it’s dried, spell out “N-O-E-L” with your letter stickers and cover with a coat of Mod Podge.
Step Four: Using a few little branches of green garland make a tiny little wreath and hang it on the door of the Christmas lantern using the ribbon of your choice.
Step Five: Hot glue your Christmas Pick to the top of the lantern.
Step Six: Lastly use a generous amount of Glitter Snow and cover the roof and base of the Christmas lantern and anything in between.
This is a project that can be done pretty quickly. I manged to pull it off in about 30 minutes or so. The Glitter Snow needs time to dry (about 24 hours) so if you are making a Christmas lanern as a gift make sure you give yourself plenty of drying time.
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Diana is a Jesus lovin’ mom of 3 who blogs about her creative adventures at The Girl Creative. She loves to create projects with a quick turn around time but is not afraid of tackling bigger projects that require more time and power tools. She loves to design free printables and is known to knock out a sewing or home decor project in a flash when the mood strikes her. Diana is a simple chick who just loves to create and make people laugh.