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
I love lattices and decided to dress up my basic lantern by adding lattice die cuts between the pillars of the Paper 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!
My lattice die cuts [Wild rose studio floral frame die] fit snugly between the pillars of the lantern
At first kept it simple with just lacy red bows and rhinestones.
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.
I hinged one of the lattice windows instead of sticking it so that it can swing open .
You can take out the tea light and switch it on when you want to light up the festive 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!!
Do tell me how you liked this festive lantern!
|Paper Lantern tutorial|
Supplies:Embossing: WOW Embossing Powder Clear Sparkle, Versamark Watermark Stamp pad, Ranger Heat gun;Dies : Marianne creatable Petra Corners ,Tattered Lace Lacy Rose, Sue Wilson Filigree Bow- all from Crafters Corner ;Lifestyle crafts Circle Die, Spellbinders 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