Wow did I have fun yesterday. When I saw the Tim Holtz Luminary 3-D die in Dianne’s shop, I just knew I had to have one.
I decided to create a Christmas decoration set piece as, you know, one can never have enough Christmas decorations.
The ideas tumbled through my mind. First thought was to make a luminary chain to hang along the pagoda. Quickly gave that idea up as it would be destroyed by wind and rain. But you know, there is nothing wrong with thinking big.
Once I had picked my papers and cut out the pieces needed, I set to the task of assembling the lanterns. It is no easy feat first time round, but it is manageable and by the time I got to the third one, I was sailing.
I wanted to have the lanterns sitting on a pedestal so came up with the idea of using the old standby, toilet rolls. So with 3 toilet rolls and a bit of chipboard in hand I set about trying to create something that looks reasonably heavy and real.
To create the look of snow on the lanterns I rummaged around in my supplies and found some liquid applique that has been in the drawer for a few years. Adding some glitter and heat to it made it fluff up like snow. I was determined to use from my stash, so out came black handmade roses from a few years back and others bought from Dianne over time.
The final touch was inserting the LED tea lights and watching them as the glow flickered in a darkened room. I had such fun creating this project. Now the mind is racing …
For full details and links to products that I used, pop over to the Art of Craft blog and read all about it there.
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