Welcome back to another Creative Circle blog hop! This month's project suggestion was super easy peasy! We were challenged to make anything holiday themed. It could be cards, home decor, ANYTHING! EEEK! I thought it was going to be easy but with so many choices to make it is really hard to choose.
My favorite thing to do with my Silhouette Cameo and Stampin' Up! products is make home decor and 3D projects so that is what I did. I have really been into making tea light lanterns and have many I have made from designs in the Sihouette store and from places like SVGcuts and Dreaming Tree but I decided it was time to make my own designs.
There is a beautiful sea shell lantern in the Sihouette Store that I made for a gal for her bridal shower. It was so pretty and the way I put it together made it super easy so I decided to use the general idea to create my own Christmas scene lanterns.
Isn't it lovely? I thought so too. I did make a couple of changes however.
I cut the image just as it was so it fit an 8.5 x 11 piece of whisper white cardstock in landscape format.
I then took the image and ran it through my Xyron sticker maker to make the entire image sticky backed. Once it was through the sticker maker I run my stylus around all the edges inside and out which makes it come up cleaner without leaving sticky where the openings are.
I then peeled it off and attached the entire image to a piece of Vellum card stock also from Stampin' Up!.
With the attached image facing up I ran the vellum over the edge of my work table to give it some curve. Then I attached a strip of double sided tape to one end and attached it to the other end to make a tube.
Set it up and put a multicolored tea light under and you've got a beautiful lantern.
So, used the basic concept for my designs and made some Christmas lanterns.
I am hoping you like them as much as I do. I'd love to hear from you, your comments are always appreciated.
Here we go - this months Creative Circle projects complete with videos!
First up the Nativity Lantern. ( all images can be seen full size simply by clicking on the image - I just made them smaller to make this post less lengthy.)
After cutting the images out with the Silhouette Cameo and running them through the Xyron sticker maker I attached the images to the vellum card stock and ran it over the edge of my work table to help it curl.
Once the "curl" was there I used 3/8" Scorpal tape down one end
Then just attach the ends to make a tube and the lantern is complete! Isn't that super simple?!
Yet, it makes a truly lovely lantern to add to a display or to just stand alone.
I like Santa too so here is one with Santa flying over a village.
I promised you a video so I made a video of each of the lanterns. You'll like this, I found a good price on rotating display stands that can be battery powered or plugged in. They have two speeds and an on/off switch. The tops are clear plastic that lifts off so that lights can be placed inside to give lighting from the base. For my use here I just put the lantern on top with a multi colored tea light inside.
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