Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Paper Bag Lantern

Wow, can you believe it's going to be winter soon?  I know for some that just means the weather turns a little colder, but here in Thunder Bay, Ontario we're already wearing winter jackets!  Thank goodness for the time change, the kids absolutely despise catching the morning bus in the dark.  And speaking of the dark, I found this great project to add a little light and warmth to our home.

It's called a Paper Bag Lantern, and it was so easy to make.  You can find instructions here.  I used Bo Bunny' Kitchen Spice Ginger Paper and some matching Prima Flowers.  Best of all?  I used Pumpkin Face Mix-N-Match to make this beauty!  I stamped the pumpkins on some Bazzill cardstock and then sponged one side to add a little bit of dimension.  I used my Nestabilities to cut the ovals, and then added a little bit of vellum. 

I'm not sure how well you can see it, but on the flower on the right side of the Lantern, the brad matched the flower almost exactly...that's because I used my Copics to colour it!  I had heard of this before but never tried it.  It worked great and was super easy.

I'd love to see your Paper Bag Lantern...hop on over to Splitcoast for the instructions, then link your here so that we can all check out your work.  


Joanne said...

Really nice - I bet it look great when it is lit with a candle. Super job! Aloha...

LC said...

Very cute the fall colors.

melissa forsyth said...

I love this ... beautiful what a cute center piece for Thanks Giving