Over the weekend I decided to do a little holiday crafting. My friend Errica sent me a pin from Pinterest not too long ago containing a picture of this fabulous holiday lantern. Ever since I saw it I knew I had to put my own touch on one. The one in the picture was a more simple one but still gorgeous! She used zinc/tin homes instead of the village homes I used in mine. I think either of them makes for a great outcome. With this project the LED lights were the cherry on top for me and really brought the scenes to life. Anyone who knows me knows that my creativity is anything but simple. I tend to think on a large scale! The lantern I fell in love with was on the sale shelf at Pier 1. It’s 18 inches high, 8 inches deep, and 12 inches wide. In other words…it’s huge! They make great center pieces or make for really nice displays in the corner of a room. I’m pleased with how it turned out and now I want to make lots more!
See how they glow…
Links to Items used:
Pier 1 – This is a link to their lanterns, not the large lantern you see above that I used. I got that one in store and on sale, not sure if they sell it anymore but any large lantern will do just fine! I also bought my LED lights (battery operated)from here (10ft), but they can be purchased cheaper elsewhere…they are sold everywhere.
Hobby Lobby – This link is to the exact lantern I used…the smaller one
Michaels – Styrofoam cubes used to elevate the back part of the village. I used white to camouflage with the snow. The Trees also came from here, but again these can be found in other stores.
Walmart – Snow or twinkle fluff as some places are calling it now was purchase here
Dollar Store – Village homes and people
Amazon – You can get all of these items here if you don’t care to run around.