Add Some Vintage Vibes To Your Decor With This Textured Lantern Garland DIY

Add Some Vintage Vibes To Your Decor With This Textured Lantern Garland DIY

Hi everyone! Audrey here! The new Tim Holtz Lantern Bigz die is such a fun addition to the Sizzix Alterations line up. These 3D lanterns are super fun for all sorts of home decor and party projects, and I love that they are the perfect size for those tiny electric tea light candles so that you can turn your lantern into a luminary if you wish.

Add Some Vintage Vibes To Your Decor With This Textured Lantern Garland DIY

I love using these lanterns individually, but then I thought how fun it would be to tie multiples together to create a whole garland full of sweet lanterns. Can't you see these hanging off a mantel for different holidays, or strung above the table for that perfect party decor?

Add Some Vintage Vibes To Your Decor With This Textured Lantern Garland DIY

Best thing is, it takes no time at all to put together your lanterns, making this a really quick and easy diy project. They look super cute all on their own, or dressed up a bit like I've done here. I've got the basic tutorial for these to share with you, so let's take a closer look.

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Other Materials Used:

  • Cardstock: Ranger Kraft and Ranger Watercolor Cardstock
  • Vellum: Stampin'Up
  • Ink: Ranger Distress Ink- Picket Fence, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn,
  • Brushed Corduroy
  • Idea-ology: Crinkle Ribbon, Snippets Stickers, Paper Dolls

Add Some Vintage Vibes To Your Decor With This Textured Lantern Garland DIY

To begin, die cut the Lantern Bigz die from the cardstock of your choice. I used kraft cardstock for mine. To die cut with Bigz dies, use this Sizzix die cutting sandwich: Standard Cutting Pad, Bigz die (cutting side up), paper, Standard Cutting Pad.

Add Some Vintage Vibes To Your Decor With This Textured Lantern Garland DIY

To emboss the lantern, place half of the die cut in between your embossing folder, lining up the middle crease line of the die cut shape with the edge of the folder. I used the Big Shot Plus to allow for plenty of room so that none of the die cut got smashed or bent.

Add Some Vintage Vibes To Your Decor With This Textured Lantern Garland DIY

Line up the second half of the lantern die cut inside the embossing folder, once again matching up the edges of both the embossing folder and die cut.

Add Some Vintage Vibes To Your Decor With This Textured Lantern Garland DIY

Place the embossing folder onto the cutting platform so that the part that has already been embossed hangs off the edge of the platform. This will keep the embossed design from getting flatted as it goes through the machine.

Add Some Vintage Vibes To Your Decor With This Textured Lantern Garland DIY

Rub a Picket Fence Distress Ink pad over the raised embossed area.

Add Some Vintage Vibes To Your Decor With This Textured Lantern Garland DIY

And then pre-fold the lantern along all the crease lines.

Add Some Vintage Vibes To Your Decor With This Textured Lantern Garland DIY

Cut pieces of clear vellum to fit behind the window sections, and secure them in place with strong adhesive. If you'd like to add any embellishments, like the Paper Doll I used on one of my lanterns, add it before the vellum.

Add Some Vintage Vibes To Your Decor With This Textured Lantern Garland DIY

Place a line of strong tacky adhesive to the thin side flap of the lantern. Fold the lantern into shape, and secure that side flap from behind. Fold up the bottom of the lantern. If using a tea light, or adding anything inside the lantern, be sure to secure the bottom with a bit of adhesive, too.

Add Some Vintage Vibes To Your Decor With This Textured Lantern Garland DIY

Fold in the top, and secure using the notched tabs.

Add Some Vintage Vibes To Your Decor With This Textured Lantern Garland DIY

Pinch together the handles, and tie with ribbons or trims, if desired. String the lanterns together with a long piece of hemp twine to create the garland.

Add Some Vintage Vibes To Your Decor With This Textured Lantern Garland DIY

Use as-is, or add decorative embellishments to match your theme or design. I added big shabby bows and a few tiny stickers. For an outdoorsy garden look, I also added some leaves and branches die cut and watercolored using the Fall Foliage Thinlits die set.

Enjoy!

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One thought on “Add Some Vintage Vibes To Your Decor With This Textured Lantern Garland DIY”

  • Jeanniett Chicky
    Jeanniett Chicky May 08, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    These lanterns are gorgeous. They have so many possibilities for all kinds of events. Specifically I think they would make great little decorations for Halloween. The ideas are endless.
    Jeanniett

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