Monday, November 15, 2010

* Mod-Podge and Glass Dried Leaf Lanterns

'Tis the Season for Pressed Leaf Lanterns! 

 I've seen these lanterns all over the bloggy-sphere lately!

I thought I would share more photos 
and details of our leaf lantern making project
from my 35th Birthday Crafty Brunch Rainbow Party. 

We collected leaves ahead of time and pressed them/dried them in phone books
for several days. 

The thinner, skinnier leaves seemed to work the best 
on the glass vases. 

I picked up the glass vases at Walmart in the craft department but you can also 
find them at the Dollar Tree or rummage in your own cabinets for old
flower vases. 

I love this craft because children AND adults can do it!

(Warning: If you're wearing your wedding rings while crafting be careful not to get 
any Mod-Podge in the stones!) 

 Coat the OUTside of the glass
container with a generous layer of Mod-Podge
then carefully press dried leaves/flowers into the goo...

Carefully paint another layer (or 2 or 3) on top of the leaf/flower to 
seal it to the outside of the vase. 

"E" made this vase for her desk with dried flowers we saved from the spring/summer.

 Warm candlelight glowing  on a chilly fall evening -- 
* a perfect combination. 

pink and green mama


Miko's Girl said...

LOVE this! A neighbor's 4 year old has been collecting leaves on the walk to the bus stop. It has brought up conversations with the mom about things to do with them. I will definitely share this idea with her.

Kristin said...

I love this project idea. Those turned out beautifully. We are so collecting leaves after school today! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog!

Amy said...

I love this idea. This maybe the godparent's Christmas gift from the kids with the kids helping mom make them.

Tia Verinha said...

Uma ideia fantástica! É sempre um prazer passar por aqui. Obrigada por partilhar.
Beijinho e milsorrisoscoloridos de Portugal

twolittleseeds said...

Hi MaryLea, Thanks for the link to the gnome hammock. I put it on my Etsy wishlist!
Its sooo cute! x

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