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Diwali Lantern

Diwali decoration
Diwali lantern 
          For my non Indian friends lemme explain the heading "Diwali Lantern" ...being a multicultural country we have many many festivals in India and Diwali is a widely celebrated Hindu festival and its also called the festival of lights ---it celebrates the victory of "light over darkness" or "good or evil"! We light oil lamps, lanterns and have a blast with firecrackers! This year I thought I would make a Paper Diwali Lantern .
          If you have missed my Christmas themed 3 D paper lantern tutorial do have a look at it to understand how I used 3 die cuts  from the Marianne Petra Corner die set to make the framework of my Paper Lantern
Paper Lantern tutorial 
        I love lattices and decided to dress up my basic lantern  by adding lattice die cuts between the pillars of the  Paper lantern.
Diwali Craft
Diwali lantern 
         The Paper Lantern houses a battery operated tea light and like every crafter who has laid hands on one of these...I just love how the light shimmers!

Diwali Craft
Diwali Crafts
My lattice die cuts [Wild rose studio floral frame die] fit snugly between the pillars of the lantern

Diwali Craft
Diwali Decorations 
At first kept it simple with just lacy red bows and  rhinestones.
Diwali Craft
Diwali Craft 
Red and white is a favorite color combination of mine and I think I can use this lantern for Christmas too [ Yes we celebrate Christmas too at my home !!] The photo below shows the bows alternating with the glittery embossed Marianne die cuts in the roof of the paper Lantern.

Diwali Craft
Diwali lantern 
I hinged one of the lattice windows instead of sticking it so that it can swing open .
Diwali Craft
Diwali lantern 
You can take out the tea light and switch it on when you want to light up the festive Lantern!
Diwali lantern
Diwali lantern 
           My daughter and I debated whether to add the red beaded garland or not...simplicity versus grandeur...and well since it was a festival project...the more decked up the better...right? I hope you agree!!
Diwali Decorations
Diwali Decorations 
Do tell me how you liked this festive lantern!

Supplies:Embossing: WOW Embossing Powder Clear Sparkle, Versamark Watermark Stamp pad, Ranger Heat gun;Dies : Marianne creatable Petra Corners ,Tattered Lace Lacy RoseSue Wilson Filigree Bow- all from Crafters Corner ;Lifestyle crafts Circle DieSpellbinders Lace hearts,Wild Rose studio floral frame [won from the wild rose studio blog];

Edited : This Lantern came top 3 at Imaginations festival themed Challenge

59 comments:

  1. WOW Sonia !! this is gorgeous, love the hinged door idea too !!

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  2. Sonia, this is awesome!! love the door..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  3. Amazing use of dies, Sonia. This is quite painstaking and I am never tired of saying "only you can do this"! A big pat from me dear.

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  4. So very beautiful Sonia..stunning.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  5. Sonia this is going to look totally breathtaking hanging in your garden. So pretty and well thought out in what dies to use.
    Have a great weekend, Julie x

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  6. A gorgeous make for the celebration of lights. Loving the white and red. Thank you so much for taking part in my 1000 follower give away xxx
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  7. Simple & elegant! The bows add to the grandeur of the lanterns.

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  8. Thank you for joining us on outlawz... I love your lantern... had to see what dies you uses

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  9. Hi Sonia,
    such a very beautiful and stunning creation.
    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful tutorial.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  10. You are so amazing!! This is absolutely stunning!! Wow, I love how you created it!! It looks so gorgeous!! The red garland was a perfect touch!! I would love to have a bunch of these hanging around the garden!! So, so beautiful!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  11. Such a gorgeous creation Doc! Love it to bits. The red and white colour combo is fabulous! Its a must make this Diwali season! I wish I could do so.. Will have to wait till I get a die cutting machine.
    Lots of best wishes this festival season :)

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    1. Jaya Thank you so much . And dont despair its totally doable by hand-cutting ..in fact I think it would be easier as that way you wont be restricted by the sizes of the die cuts you have and can hand-cut any shape and size!!

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  12. Wow!!!
    Very beautiful and rich!
    Cheers!

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  13. Wow Sonia what a truely beautiful lantern, it looks so lacy and I love the touch of red
    Kevin xx

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  14. Pretty w/ the lattice. Like the red & white color combo.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  15. Gorgeous creation. Love all of the detail.Thanks for joining us for our Monochromatic challenge.

    Alicia (Outlawz PAM DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

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  16. The lantern is so beautiful and the ornate lattice with that lovely hinged door is truly unique . It`s going to be an eye catcher this Diwali !

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  17. Yet another beautiful creation.

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  18. Absolutely amazing work Dr Sonia ..the fact that you even think up these gorgeous projects deserves a very big wow !! its beautifully executed ..wonderful use of dies I love it !

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  19. what a beautiful lantern thank you for joining us at anything goes challenges at decorate to celebrate. hugs

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    1. Thank you so much Rhonda...I love your Challenges

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  20. Woah!Another awesome project.So intricate and what a fab use of the dies.I don't think I would have been able to think of this in this lifetime.:-).Love the white and red combination and the adding of that garland was a good decision.

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    1. Oh Pallavi you are so modest...you are a true artist while I am just a dabbler!!

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  21. This lantern is gorgeous!!! WOW look at all that detail and I love hearing about your traditions :-)

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  22. its super duper LIKE dear

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  23. Wonderfully done. Loved the lattice a lot.looks like a miniature palace balcony....super cute. Wanted to see the lighting at night.can u please post one photo.

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    1. Thank you so much Kavitha and yes I should take a photo of the lit up lantern at night

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  24. so very pretty. you put so much detail in all your work

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  25. Hi Doc, wow o wow, This is just a beautiful design , loving the colours used as well. such a gorgeous creation.xx
    The Journey is the Start

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  26. Oh my goodness, how beautiful! I love the red and white, your lantern is gorgeous and a wonderful way to use those dies!

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  27. What a beautiful lantern!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  28. Fabulous Lantern Sonia..Loz

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    1. Glad you liked my lantern Loz

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  29. Oh wow! Dr Sonia! This is breathtakingly stunning! Just wonderful!
    Thank you for your sweet comment, I'm so glad you like my spooky creation :) Ingrid xx

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    1. So kind of you to drop in Ingrid...yes I loved your spooky creation

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  30. WOW! this is beautiful and I love the lace detail:) I hope all is well with you. Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  31. Its Fantastic lantern !! I loved the lattice ,they look fab at night with shining through it :)The idea of hinges to open it is very practical n genius !

    why white n red and not more vibrant ,traditional Diwali colors ?

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    1. Ha Ha Pooja...started celebrating Diwali only in recent years..in the part of Kerala where I am from we dont have much in the way of diwali celebration...in fact I am more used to celebrating Christmas than Diwali !!

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  32. WOW Dr Sonia... you create the most stunning projects and this is sure is stunning. Love the red and white and I bet it awesome when lite up. Love it my friend.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  33. WOW!! This is truly amazing!! I love all of the delicate pieces and I'm sure it must take some time to put it all together! So beautiful!! HUGS

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  34. So gorgeous!!! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

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  35. WOW, it's the word of the post, you are becoming a Superb 3D artist, this is really breathtaking, it was brilliant how you changed it up it a special creation for a special occasion. Happy festival of lights, thanks for sharing hope you have a wonderful weekend, ((( BIG HUGS )))..Thanks for stopping by my nest and leaving your lovely comments. :O)..

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  36. Absolutely gorgeous! Love this! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  37. Simply brilliant as always. Hugs Mrs A.

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  38. Dear doc. . This is marvellous. . U always bring so much of originality n fun to all your work. . Secondly thanks for dropping by my blog. . Seasons greetings to you!

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  39. Awesome!!!! Its so lovely. Beautiful creation.

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  40. Wow!! Dr Sonia.. lantern is so soo beautiful.. love it... soo festive and it has a opening loved it.. :) i just love your die cuts.. you make some magic with them and create a masterpiece..:D

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  41. Wow your Diwali lantern is a gorgeous projekt, i love your fantastic masterpiece of paper art.Thank you so much for join us at Marianne´s Design Diva´s this month ,i hope you return soon,with another stunning projekt!
    Greets Gudrun DT

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  42. Beautiful centerpiece, Dr. Sonia! The Diwali Lantern is a wonderful design - thank you for the steps to recreate one. LOVELY attention to all those details. Very elegant, and such a festive decoration! hugs, de

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  43. Wow, what a beautiful creation! Such a gorgeous lantern, your embellishments are perfect. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Winter Wonderland - good luck!
    Rebecca.

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  44. Superb!! Love those dies and color combo

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  45. Very beautiful to hang lights for Diwali. Very well done Sonia.

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  46. Hi Sonia, this is is so gorgeous, beautiful, lovely....and lot more... u r truly a master of creations.
    Thank you for si much for joining the imaginations challenge- festive theme with your gorgeous creation.

    hugs
    Catherine

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  47. Very pretty! Thanks so much for participating in our DECORATE TO CELEBRATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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