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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Upcycled Floral Lantern by Tracey Rohweder

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 Hello my crafty friends! Tracey R here with you today.  Christmas has been and gone for another year.  Seriously, 2015  has just gone in the blink of an eye! I hope you enjoyed some time with family & friends, and Santa found his way to you! And if there was crafty goodies under your tree even better!! Today I'd like to share my 'Upcycled' Floral paper lantern, decorated with lots of pretty Couture Creations products. 
So let's get crafting! 
I found this paper lantern at my local $2 shop - for $2! 
They come in many sizes and colours - I chose a small white one (20cms) to match my flowers.Measure around the circumference of your lantern and cut the required lengths of of the scalloped border die (Simone's Style) from the Amaryllis collection.  (I used 3 lengths - 2 full lengths with a small section so they met. I've used this die several times - it's so versatile & a great addition to any die collection. 
Next I've die cut 5 of the Classic Vine (Vintage Rose Collection) in green Ultimate Crafts Card stock and then cut the vines in half. By doing this you can make your die cuts go further and with this particular die you can use it as foliage and smaller branches
 
Choosing a front point of my lantern, I've adhered the Beaded flowers (isn't the script pattern on these just gorgeous!!) using the Craft Glue Spots. You can add the flowers in any shape or pattern you like, but I've chosen to add them on an angle from the top to the bottom of the lantern. Amongst the flowers I've poked in pieces of the vine die (also using craft glue spots) to look like falling foliage. It also adds a nice pop of colour and contrast to all the white. 
And like that, another project is done. 
It looks really lovely lit at night too... This was earlier in the night (so you can still see the flowers)
And when it's dark dark. 
I'm so happy with how this 'Upcycled Lantern' turned out. 
I'd love to see if you make one yourself.  
Thank you for visiting us at Couture Creations during 2015.  I've loved being able to share such fun projects with you. May your 2016 be happy, healthy and creative.   See you next year!  Thanks for dropping by. 






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