Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mod-Podge and Decorative Napkin Votive Lanterns

As a variation on a theme
to our Mod-Podge Pressed Leaf Lanterns,
the girls and I made these 
Decorative Napkin 
Mod-Podge Lanterns. 


"C" made this beautiful little flower
and butterfly lantern. 



First we cut up 
decorative paper napkins
with flower and butterfly designs
(you could use any kind of napkin 
to match your theme/decor).

Most of these napkins,
(and paper finger tip towels)
have three layers of paper -- 
you will want to separate them down to the 
last (thinnest) top layer
and recycle/discard the rest. 


She coated the outside of her glass bowl
with a thick layer of Mod-Podge
(applied with a foam craft brush)



We added a few
  "real" pressed flowers and leaves 
to add more color and texture

(and... because her sister was using 
real leaves/flowers so she wanted to too!) 



After the Mod-Podge is completely dry,
add a real votive 
(or battery operated votive)
and enjoy your beautiful lantern. 

These would make beautiful 
Homemade Holiday Gifts! 


In fact, you can find this project (and many more) 
in my newest craft lesson e-book, 
"Homemade Gifts Kids Can Make From The heART"

Fondly,
pink and green mama,


7 comments:

Cheryl said...

How clever to use a paper napkin. I like this idea and it may just appeal to the girls to make as Christmas presents.

Thank you for sharing the idea.

Olives and Pickles said...

way cool!!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

STUNNING! I love them Mary-Lea! Omgosh. Will have to make one for my mom this year. :)

Blessings,

Val

PS Sorry I have been so absent lately. Things have been nuts over here. <3 <3 <3 <3

EntertainingMom said...

brilliant! spectacular! LOVE!

Phyl said...

So simple and they look awesome! I have to try this!!

MommaMindy said...

Whenever I see one of your creations, I am always thinking, "I never would have thought of that." I wanted to do this project with my daughter with tissue paper, but the napkins are MUCH prettier. Thanks for sharing your creativity with those of us that are gifted copycats. :)

Amy said...

I am loving my Modge Podge right now. My little ones are helping to make ornaments for their godparents and I am painting the modge podge and they are sticking tissue paper on the ornament and stickers and I am writing Mery Christmas 2010 Love (kid's name). Your idea may be perfect for their grandparent's x-mas gift. Thank you!

Amy

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