I love decorating for the holidays. But sometimes when life gets crazy with all the running around, I don't get much of a chance to enjoy all the decorating. And, well sometimes it feels more like another chore I have to get done. But I created this holiday lantern. It's been sitting on my shelf waiting for the perfect time to be "blogged". I was inspired from a few lanterns I had seen on Pinterest. I love Pinterest, have I said that yet?
I will admit this was my first attempt at using our new Festive Flower Builder Punch. It was so easy to do! For the Poinsettia, I stamped then punched out the petals and layered them to create the flower. It was the perfect adornment to my lantern.
I used our Vellum paper to make the milk carton shape of the lantern. I stamped the Hardwood background stamp in Early Espresso and really waited for the ink to dry before scoring and folding. I will say after making this once, I would definitely use a stayzon ink for the fast drying.
I added a binder clip to hold the lantern closed. I wanted the inside to be accessible pretty easily. The Gold Sequins, new Gold Glitter Ribbon and New Gold Cording Trim are adhered to the lantern with glue dots so the won't fall off when you take of the clip.
And what's a lantern without a little light? Right?
Inside the lantern is a little battery operated tealight. How cute! I am really excited to put this on display during the holidays. I can even be hung on a tree!
I hope I inspired some of your holiday decorating too!