When everything Christmas is put away, do you feel like the house is bare? It can help to add some winter décor and what better way to do that than making things yourself! This flameless winter lantern features cut outs with vellum paper and a white layer to create a layered transparent frosted glass effect. This design is compatible with both 8X12 and 12X12 mats. You can find the pattern HERE.
I chose to make this winter lantern out of Aquamarine Stardream Metallic cardstock. Above is one of two identical sections and the loop that is added at the top for a hanger. Below is the base and the two inserts that go inside the lantern. It includes the vellum and the white insert which creates the effect of snow in the window panes. CTI Glama Natural Translucent Vellum works perfectly for the windows.
The next step is to apply the vellum layer on the inside of each window panel as shown below.
The white layer is adhered as the second layer and then set aside to dry.
To make the lantern base, the score lines and tabs are folded and glued into place. I like to use clips to hold corners together while the glue sets.
Now the two lantern panels can be glued together as well as the peaks of the lantern. Then the last tabs can be glued to form the final lantern shape.
The pattern comes with two large snowflakes and a dozen small flakes. I cut them out of DCS White Glitter Cardstock. I made the bow and layered up the snowflakes with a jeweled brad.
I attached the bow and the snowflake with double-sided foam tape.
I glued three small snowflakes on each side and I added a puck light which can change colors. It makes a great winter lantern that’s definitely not Christmas.
Thanks for joining me today. There is so many beautiful things that you can make with the cardstocks at the store. I hope I inspired you to try some projects of your own.