Handcrafted Fairy Lantern

Hello creatives – Sumedha here! Hope everyone is safe and doing well during these difficult times. Today, I am on the blog with a very cheerful and dreamy project, a handcrafted fairy lantern made from scratch.

I used 2 mm chipboard sheet from the store to create four 1 Inch strips which I scored at half inch and folded into half to create the pillars of the lantern as shown below.

Once the sides of my lantern were created, I cut 2 rectangles meant to do squares but here I was mostly working with leftover chipboard so I went with what I had. I glued the sides and bottom with Silicon glue and added a backing of cardboard to make the base sturdy. I did the same thing for the top. I wanted my lantern to open from top instead of sides. I added paper tape to the sides and the bottom and top part to make the chipboard more sturdy, post which I painted the entire thing with white chalk paint.

I wanted to add something round on the top of the lantern. I used an empty tape roll and covered the top with fitting chipboard piece and added white paper tape on top .

I added a metal hook on top of the lid with heavy gel

The next part was to create the glass panel effect for which I cut out vellum as per specification of the inner window of the lantern.

I added the vellum sheets with the help of double sided red tacky tape to avoid warping. I added lace from stash on top and bottom on the panel to increase the aesthetic of the lantern. I added clay embellishment on top of the circle to cover the unevenness of the top.

I added lot of Little Birdie flowers in blue and purple from the ‘Birds and Berries’ collection and flowers from – Song of the Sea Marva, fiona Acrtic Ice, Rosalind Arctic Ice, Mysterious mauve, Elsie Arctic Ice, Vintage Phoebe Ocean Spray collection and foliage and grossgrain satin ribbon- orchid.

This is how the lantern looks from top.

I put string lights inside for a dreamy effect.

The final look.

Hope you like my project and will give it a try.

Ciao!

Sumedha

Mixed Media Home Decor Heart

Hello crafty Friends!

Today I will show you my project which is a home decor heart.

I used beautiful Little Birdie flowers and ‘Timekeeper’ cut dies to decorate the heart.

I used:

Thank you for your Attention

Best Regards

Dekodonka

Alerted Steampunk Box

Hi everyone, Hilda here! Today I want to show you how to transform a simple wooden box into a steampunk project using fabulous Little Birdie Crafts products.


First, I give the box a coat of black gesso.

I also painted all the elements that I wanted to add to the project – Little Birdie chipboards, resin, paper embellishments.

I applied mixed media paste – Grey, through a stencil. This product is perfect for giving volume and it dries fast. You can also use it as gesso by adding water.

Then I stuck all the embellishments with heavy gel medium.

I also applied Stone Texture Paste randomly to give the project more texture.

Once everything was dry I applied black gesso.

To finish the project, I applied metallic waxes – Antique Gold, Aqua Sheen, Copper Blaze and Glimmer Moss.

I hope you enjoyed of this step by step tutorial,
See you soon
Hilda Skerk


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