Festive Holly Lantern

Jul 26, 2017

Hello Friends and welcome to my blog today.  Today I am sharing a Altered Lantern using the Festive Holly and Sparkling Poinsettia from Heartfelt Creations.

I saw this awesome MDF lantern at Karens Creations last weekend when i was there scrapbooking with some friends and thought it would make a fabulous project.

Some detail shots.




I had a hard time deciding which photo i like best, one from my shot box, or one outside.












Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Designer Dries White Adhesive 159951
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3679
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3680
Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-765
Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-766
Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3747
Celebrate the Season Die, HCD1-7106
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15016
Festive Holly & Cardinals Die, HCD1-7145
Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3791
Festive Holiday Die, HCD1-7146
Holly Berry Jingle Die, HCD1-7147
Festive Holiday Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3792
Holly Berry Jingle Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3793

Other Materials: Finnabair Mechanicals; Kaisercraft MDF Lantern; Fairy Lights to mount inside the lantern. Distress Inks ink Peeled Paint and Ages Mahogany; Deco Art Chalk Paint and Wax; small metal bells; glue gloss. 

Watch this tutorial for tips on using the Festive Holly collection 


Instructions: Cover two top pieces of lantern with paper prior to assembly, will make it much easier. Just place down on paper in collection and trace out, cut out with scissors and adhere to top as shown. Place light battery box on inside of the roof of lanter allowing the fairy lights to dangle down, set it so you have access to change the batteries. Assemble the MDF lantern and paint with Deco Art Chalk Paint; when dry, go over edges and desired Area with the Deco Art Wax.  In meantime stamp and cut all your embellishments; cut 4 sets of sparkling poinsettia with leaves; cut 20 sets of mini poinsettia stamp and cut a set of mittens; wreath; stamp and cut out the door hanger image from Holly Jingle set; cut out festive holly 4 times.  Color all images. Place pollens in center of poinsettias.  Assemble door hanger by placing bells on stamped bell image and build holly and poinsettia around on either side of lantern edges as shown. Place all larger Sparkling poinsettias on top of lantern and build the bottom area by beginning with the long vine image from Celebrate the season; Adhere this to the long window areas of lantern and place poinsettias on top as shown. Place wreath and mittens on door of lantern.  Detail all stamped images with frosting powder and or crystal clear. Adhere to lantern as you desire until you have achieved the look you want. Last step is to create look like snow by using Dries White and Crystal clear. Place so it hangs over top edge, on frame of windows and base.