I’ve been in a love affair with Moroccan lanterns for as long as I an remember, can you blame me!?Recently I was looking for tall thin Moroccan lanterns for summer decoration and I couldn’t find anything I liked. In the midst of looking for a local metal shop class to learn it for myself, I realized one of my favorite craft items would be perfect for such a project!
– Mirrored paper (metallic looking craft paper) found at Michaels, used here as well!
– A paper-cutter in the pattern of your choice. I used a magnetic stamp cutter from Martha Stewart.
– Hot glue
Begin by aligning your cutter with the corner of your paper and stamp down. Now keeeeeeep stamping out the pattern, being sure to keep the everything straight and in line.
Once you’ve stamped the pattern in the whole sheet, decide how tall/short/wide/thin you want your lanterns to be. I chose a water-glass as my guide, making the lantern thin but keeping it tall. Cut your chosen size and secure the open sides with dots of hot glue approx every inch.
To prevent candles burning the paper I placed my candles in water glasses and placed the lantern over it!
That’s it! I made four lanterns from one piece of mirrored paper, and I love the results! These are going to be all over my house this summer!
In other news, by an online random name chooser I have the winner of my DIY Chanel/ Pamela Love Crystal Cuff giveaway!!!! I actually decided that since I made more than I can wear I would give away three!!!!
The winners are: Indra W, Rebecca, and Becky!
I’m so excited to send each of you one and I hope you love them as much as I do!