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All of the embellishments on this sign are from the Harvest Stamp Set. This stamp set has many other goodies to fill the shelves of the hutch which is the centerpiece in my sign.
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A Rustic Christmas Lantern is no longer an impossible thing to find! I wanted to create several Vintage or Rustic Christmas lanterns fort our Christmas Tree. I found these black Lanterns at Dollar Tree and was able to alter them to what I needed. I didn’t want to just have small lantern ornaments but a good size lantern that can also be used as a Christmas Decor piece around your home or even year round in your vintage or rustic decor.
I started with the Plastic LED Lantern from Dollar Tree. The come in a black base with gray accents to give them vintage or a distressed look. Before I painted the lanterns red with spray paint but you can also use Acrylic Paint from Dollar Tree. I removed the plastic pieces that make the globe dome on the lantern. The domes were removed by holding the lanterns where the seams are located on the side. The seam runs along the side handles and the base of the lanterns. they have snap pegs that can be pulled completely apart. You don’t have to separate the Bothe sides of the lanterns apart all of the way to remove the clear plastic domes.
I used Masking Tape to cove the candle flame on the lantern to make sure it doesn’t get covered with paint.
I strung the LED Lanterns in the back yard to make it easier to paint the bottoms and under the handles. This will give the lanterns a full coverage of paint. If you don’t remove the plastic domes then the inside of the lantern will be the original color.
The LED Lanterns are fully painted and can reming hanging to dry and you don’t have to worry about them sticking to a crafting surface. Once the lanterns have dried you can take them down and begin to sand them to give them a vintage and distressed look. I used several of the different sanding sheets from the Sanding Paper Set I also found at the Dollar Tree store. Sanding the planters will also take away the shiny new paint look for that more distressed and vintage look.
Once you have painted and sanded all of your lanterns you can open them from the sides where the seam is located to place the plastic domes back inside of the lanterns to their original design.
The Lanterns are now ready to be decorated. You can either add holiday greenery from Dollar Tree. I wanted to give these lanterns a simple rustic look so that they can be used year round as a decor piece. I simply added a string of Twine that was cut at 10 inches long. You can chose to tie the twine into a bow or a simple not depending on the theme of your Christmas decor.
I created some to give as gifts for friends and family. Some were actually used to decorate Christmas gifts instead of the basic gift tags that we usually use.
These Lanterns have become a loved part of our Christmas Decor and will last for many Christmases to come.
I created a tutorial video for machining these rustic Lanterns on my youtube channel. Go and take a look.
Thank you for stoping by my blog and I hope you check out Dollar Tree for your Christmas Decor Projects.
Christmas In July ok August | Christmas in July ok August is what happens when you realize you still have another Christmas project from last year that you haven’t shared. My last Christmas project to share with you is the Christmas Wood Slice Tags I made for all of our gifts from last year. Every year I design a tag for all of the Christmas gifts going out to all of our friends and family. It usually revolves around the Christmas decor for that year. last Christmas we went with a “Rustic Cabin Christmas Decor” I have a full process video on my youtube channel “Amadoreros”on how I put them together from start to finish.
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Curating For Christmas | Christmas In July Curating for Christmas is a magical beautiful time of the year when Jill Norwood the magnificent mind from Greenwood Girl Cards Blog in my opinion kicks off the Christmas Season. Jill creates beautiful Christmas tags for her family and friends almost year round and as the Christmas Season begins does her annual Curating for Christmas youtube video. This is a Christmas call to arms and to share your creative crafty space in all the holiday cheer with others. This is when we get to Deck The Halls of our Crafty Spaces and share our videos. It is truly an inspiration to everyone in how we decorate our crafty spaces for the holidays and can keep them functional for all of the Crafty Christmas fun. Truth be told I sometimes struggle with the decorative and functional part.
This past year I decorated my craft room and it was my favorite year so far. I finally was able to find a good balance to display my Crafty items and Vintage items. So many things happened during the last Christmas that I was not able to share these photos and video. I am having fun finally sharing my last Christmas decor this Christmas in July Season.
My craft hutch was half craft and half decor. the top shelf was a fun display of some of my Vintage and “Fintage” (Faux Vintage) finds. I finally found a good mix for both and I wanted to keep it this way year round.
My favorite part had to be the garland. This was a combination of new and vintage. I added pinecones, lights and mercury glass ornaments and then intertwined this paper garland from Bloom along with other vintage goodies from this store.
The faux tin lights also from Bloom give it a little touch of the old lights I remember from my Grandfather’s ranch in Mexico.
If you can’t tell I’m completely obsessed with this garland. It was the crown of my Christmas decor. I also had a small tree with the beginnings of my Tiffany & Co. Christmas ornament collection.
This little tree guarded by my golden vintage deer has last year’s blown glass heart ornament and the previous year’s candy cane ornament. I plan to get a new Tiffany ornament each year.
I treasure my golden deer and my white celluloid deer and hope to find some more of these treasures in the future.
Please check the video link below to see a tour of my Curating For Christmas 2017 that I have not shared until now. I hope this coming Christmas season has many happy memories and even more craftiness to come.
I look forward to this year’s Curating For Christmas from Jill and all of the crafty people out there. Search the amazing videos ur fellow crafters have shared of there Curating for Christmas.