Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rachel- Latern

Halloween is over, but this project can be adapted to fit any of the upcoming holidays or even be made for general decor purposes!

Trick or treaters lantern
by Rachel Burgess

My Minds Eye spiders web trick or treat paper
MME spiders web witches lace paper
MME coastal glitter alphabet (container only)
Basic Grey eerie element stickers
Pink Paislee twilight collection borderlines clear stickers
Orange gems
Battery operated candle
Ranger stickles crystal & orange
Orange-brown inkpad
Empty the alpha tin and carefully peel al the labels away. Clean if necessary

Attach the borderlines sticker around the tin at the base.

Attach one of the border stickers from the errie elements sheet around the middle.

Use a craft knite to cut the windows away from the haunted house sticker and place over the central border at the front of the tin. Decorate the central band with the orange gems.

Inside the tin
Cover the round disk that came out of the bottom of the tin with the witches lace patterned paper.

Place the candle on the back of the patterned paper disk in the centre and draw around it. Cut out with a craft knife.

Cut a 2 inch wide strip of witches lace paper and wrap around the candle. Stick the end down and slide the candle out.

Cut half inch slits 1cm apart around one edge of the paper tube you have created and the slide the tube through the hole in the paper disk with the slits on the underside. Open the slits out and stick firmly on the back of the disc.

Fringe the top of the paper tube which is now sticking up through the hole in the paper disk and curl the fringed edge over. Attach this piece into the bottom of the tin to form a candle holder.

On the lid

Peel the label from the lid and use as a template to cut a disk of trick or treat paper. Ink the edges and edge with the orange stickles.

Attach the witch and moon sticker using sticky foam and edge the moon with the crystal stickles.

Allow to dry and then attach to the lid.

Switch the battery operated candle on and slide into the candle holder before replacing the lid.


furrypig said...

ooh that is gorgeous! thanks for sharing xxx

Tatanky said...

It looks great when lit. Very nice thanks

Mireille said...

great idea... might have to steal it..