'Tis the Season for Pressed
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
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
I love this craft because
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
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,