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Winter Lantern Tutorial

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decorate a winter lantern, cardinal

Winter lantern tutorial with just a few supplies. Such an easy way to make a quick spot of decoration for your home. Watch the video and be sure to subscribe!

Tools

E-Z Bowmaker

Lantern

The lantern used in this tutorial is several years old, but just a standard, neutral lantern. We chose it because it’s made of wood, metal and glass and has a natural brown color. 

When choosing a lantern, if you plan to decorate it, choose something with a simple design so that the topper or inside contents will be the focal point. I like to re-decorate my lantern for the seasons like this winter lantern or for a special occasion. 

Here’s a similar lantern from Amazon.

wood metal glass lantern

Faux Snow

XA1227 Faux Snow

The Faux Snow was a carryover from Christmas, but it’s been several times before. It has provided a bed for Easter Eggs, green apples, carrots, and even tiny pumpkins in the fall. The Faux Snow is made of a plastic material and comes in a bag. You could also use paper shred, Spanish Moss or green moss.

The Faux Snow provided a bed for the 12″ battery candle in the winter lantern. Practice safety! Always use battery candles in your lanterns and never a real candle unless you plan never to light it. 

Cardinals

3102594 RAZ Feathered Cardinals Set of 2

MB0635 4.5″ Cardinal Assorted

Two RAZ Cardinals were placed on the bed of Faux Snow. The cardinals have clips. They are very lightweight and made out of Styrofoam and feather. They are sold as a set of two on Trendy Tree. We do have other cardinals that are a bit smaller also.

red bird, cardinal

 

Ribbon & Bow

RW7620F3 1.5″ Red White Glitter Ribbon

X622340-18 2.5″ Ivory Canvas Red Cardinal Ribbon

RG882724 2.5″ Red Black Glitter Ribbon

Make 1 simple bow for the winter lantern using three styles of ribbon and an E-Z Bowmaker. The E-Z Bowmaker is a simple tool to help make bows. It’s for sale on Trendy Tree. We have hundreds and hundreds of ribbon styles to choose from. 

The bow held together with a zip tie and the bundle of grapevine and bow secured to the lantern with a piece of 1.5″ ribbon. The bow with grapevine was tied around the top of the lantern.

Summary

Decorating a winter lantern is easy, it doesn’t take many supplies and it’s simple to change out for another season or occasion. When spring is just around the corner, we’ll remove the winter bow and add something with spring blooms.

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Here are some links to some other posts you might want to check out.

First Attempt at a Terri Bow

Valentine Bow Out of Scrap Ribbon

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