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 FREE craft lesson e-book, 
"Homemade Gifts Kids Can Make From The heART"

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