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.