Mod-Podge and Decorative Napkin Votive Lanterns

As a variation on a theme
to our Mod-Podge Pressed Leaf Lanterns,
the girls and I made these 
Decorative Napkin 
Mod-Podge Lanterns. 

"C" made this beautiful little flower
and butterfly lantern. 

First we cut up 
decorative paper napkins
with flower and butterfly designs
(you could use any kind of napkin 
to match your theme/decor).

Most of these napkins,
(and paper finger tip towels)
have three layers of paper -- 
you will want to separate them down to the 
last (thinnest) top layer
and recycle/discard the rest. 

She coated the outside of her glass bowl
with a thick layer of Mod-Podge
(applied with a foam craft brush)

We added a few
  "real" pressed flowers and leaves 
to add more color and texture

(and... because her sister was using 
real leaves/flowers so she wanted to too!) 

After the Mod-Podge is completely dry,
add a real votive 
(or battery operated votive)
and enjoy your beautiful lantern. 

These would make beautiful 
Homemade Holiday Gifts! 

In fact, you can find this project (and many more) 

in my newest craft lesson e-book, 

"Homemade Gifts Kids Can Make From The heART"

pink and green mama,

1 comment:

  1. I want to try this too! Your tuitorial makes it seem easy to do. Thanks for sharing.