Thursday, 22 December 2016

Christmas Lantern Home Decor

Good Morning all.  I hope you are all getting there with your Christmas Preperations.  So today i am sharing this Christmas Lantern project that i made for my mum for Christmas, i gave it to her early so she can enjoy it over the festivities.  Its actually wood so ive added a battery candle.  Its photo heavy so you may need a cup of tea but i hope you enjoy looking at all the little details. 

So first i painted the whole lantern with black gesso, then added lots of texture with texture paste, die cuts & pearl drops to give the rivet effect and then covered in black gesso again, i then highlighted with metallic paint in gold and silver to give it a tarnished metal look.  This is a new technique for me, never done anything like it before but it was great fun. 

White texture paste which faux snow and glitter to give the snow effect.  Lots of die cut holly and ivy in various greens, tattered lace fern die cut in kraft card, red plastic berries.

The little holder i made to keep the candle in place inside

And below is how the lantern was when i bought it, wood base and metal top. 

And for a little Christmas Cheer, here was our late night visitor dropping in! lol   This chap has been on an intensive feeding programme to fatten it up to hibernate, so in the last 2 months its done amazingly well. However as much as i love the little hedgehogs - not in the home thank you! lol  Maybe he was looking for his christmas dinner last night! 

Thank you for looking and taking the time to view all these photos today.  My mum and dad loved the lantern so made all those weeks of work worth it.  

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas.  Emma 


  1. Wow Emma, this is amazing. I love it and I can understand how delighted your mum was to receive it. You are one talented lady !!
    Pam x

  2. Stunning lanterns so much love hs gone into these. How cute your little hedghug friend.
    Ginny x
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  3. What a fabulous lantern for your mother! A lot of love and patient work has gone into its creation.
    Obviously your hedgie friend doesn't need a lantern to find the way to food and the person who has helped him get strong enough to face the winter cold. Ha! ha!
    Hugs, Kathleen

  4. Your lantern transformation is fabulous and well worth all the time you've put in, making gifts like this should be what Christmas is all about, lovely to see your little visitor too ... Steph x

  5. Wonderful lantern, like your little visitor. Happy Christmas 🎅 cheers Sue

  6. wow the lantern looks fantastic Emma

  7. Hi Emma ....What a great project and lovely gift for your Mum & Dad.....Love the photo of your little sweet....
    Merry Christmas to you and family and the girls.....Hugs Joolsx

  8. Hello Emma there's no surprising your Mum & Dad love your lantern it's so gorgeous, what a thoughtful thing the hours you must have spent on it has defiantly paid off

    Have a wonderful Christmas
    Hugs Babs x

  9. WOW! Love your lantern Emma, it's absolutely gorgeous! Such a special gift for your Mum, she must be really thrilled.
    Merry Christmas to you all!
    Wendy xx

  10. Oh I'm sure you don't ever stop surprising your mum with your fabulous work...just gorgeous. Jxxx

  11. What a wonderful piece of work!

  12. Absolutely stunning work Emma, I bet your Mum was thrilled :) Hope the hedgehog has found a nice spot in your garden to hibernate. Wishing you all the best for 2017! Hugs - Debs x


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