Blog Swap with Marigolds' Loft: DIY Lanterns

Hungryhippie is hosting a lovely blog swap with Marigolds' Loft today. 

I have a wonderful project tutorial on her blog, and she is featuring her totally awesome Festive Lanterns here today. 

Pop over  and say hi! :)

A sewn Thankful book tutorial


Here is Natalie B of Marigolds' Loft:


Festive Storm Lantern

By Natalie from Marigolds' Loft

Hi there, my name is Natalie, I am owner of the Blog - Marigolds' Loft (Link: www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com) and I feel very honoured to be able to introduce myself and what I do to you today.

I will be showing you how to create this Festive Storm Lantern :)

For this craft you will need:

A Terracotta pot
Gonis Relief Paste* (a gritty cover paste for to cover the pot)
A serviette with an image that you would like to display
Gonis Dekopointer* (For the finishing touches around the edges)
Gonis Finisher* ( A water resistant lack)
Gonis Eiskristal* (The glass splinters to give the lantern the “Snowy” Feel)
A Pair of end cutters (to remove the excess pot)

Let's begin...

First soak the pot for about half an hour in some lukewarm water.
Only fill the basin with as much water as you need to wet the side of the pot only.

Once the pot has soaked enough, carefully break off bits of the pot to create your opening. (I got hubby to do this, it is the bit where I can't watch :))

As soon as the pot has dried you can continue.
Apply a layer of the Relief Paste* to the inside of the pot.

Cut out the Serviette image that you are wanting to use.

Remove the two back pieces of the serviette.
If they do not come away easily, lightly wet the tip of your finger and tap at the back of the serviette. They should release  themselves from the top layer pretty easily that way ;)

Place the cut out image onto the still wet Relief Paste* and press on ever so lightly.

Allow to dry.

Then use the Relief Paste* cover the outside of the pot.

Allow to dry.

Once dry, use the Finisher* to cover the inside of the pot, making sure to cover the entire serviette.

Whilst the Finisher* is still wet, sprinkle some of the Eiskristal* over the surface of the inside of the pot, covering the serviette image and sides.

Once dry, use the Finisher* to the outside of the pot, making it Water-Resistant.

Again allow to dry.

Apply the Dekopointer* drops to the outside of the rim as decoration and allow to dry for the final time.

And there you have it, an amazing “Wintery” scene to liven the festive table or the windowsills.

*I use Gonis products as I love their high quality standard and versatility. If you cannot find these products where you live, you will need to find something similar (hence the descriptions in brackets).
You may also contact me if you require more info on them as I am a Gonis Distributor.

Thank you so much to Natalie for inviting me over, it has been so much fun.

Do visit my Blog (PermaLink: http://marigoldsloft.blogspot.com/2012/11/tutorial-thursdays-thankful-book-project.html)  today to see what Natalie is showing us over there.
I look forward to greeting some of you over on my Blog.


Bio: I am a crafter and am growing and evolving in my hobbies and skills from day-to-day. I used to think knitting and crafting was made for others and not for me, but I have fallen in love with knitting, crochet and being creative in general over the last few years and I can barely imagine my life without these things anymore!


Thank you so much for sharing, Natalie! 

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