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Patriotic Lantern Topper Tutorial

Patriotic Lantern Topper Tutorial

patriotic lantern topper A Patriotic Lantern Topper is the perfect project to work on during this "sheltering in place" time. A lantern makes for a nice spot of decoration when you don't want to decorate a whole room.

Supplies

Lantern (available on Amazon) Lanterns Set of 2 FS320924 29" Red Poppy Spray - 2 4154-B Blue Penta Blossom Bush 24178 Red Geranium Bush cs3123pwh White Hydrangea Bush 62282BU12 White Green Gypsum Bush 18191 2.5″ Red Outdoor Velvet Ribbon God Bless America Ribbon - sold out - but here's a couple of substitutions RG01673 God Bless America Striped RG01671 God Bless America Check

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Base

Make a base from grapevine twig. Sometimes you can buy this in rolls, or break apart an old grapevine wreath. The long poppy sprays would also work as a base if the grapevine is not available. You might have to use some floral wire or zip ties to secure pieces until you get enough of a base to hold other stems with hot glue. Place the poppy sprays end to end and secure with a couple of zip ties. Decide if you want your topper to be placed evenly on the lantern or off to one side. Mine was one to one side. Secure the base to the top of the lantern with wire.

Florals

Start by adding in your longer florals first for the Patriotic Lantern Topper. Add to one side and then the other to keep them fairly even. I placed some of the longe blue Penta blossoms but reserved some of the shorter pieces for later. Use a liberal amount of hot glue to secure Add the larger blooms of the white and red geraniums. geraniums, penta flowers

Bow

Make a 12" bow with the red velvet ribbon and secure it to the topper with wire. Finish off the end of the ribbon with a dovetail cut or angled cut. If your ribbon has a pretty backside, it's attractive to roll the edges up loosely. god bless america, patriotic wreath Here's a link to another bow tutorial that might be helpful: Easy Hand Tied Bow

Filler Flowers

The Gypsum flowers are not pure white but are close enough. I used the whole bush of the Gypsum filling in. Don't forget to use the rest of the blue flowers too, tucking some around the bow.

Summary

This is just a guide, your flowers may be different and your ribbon also. The number of flowers will depend on the size of your lantern. The lantern I used for the Patriotic Lantern Topper was about 24" in ht. It is a set of two, with the other one being smaller. For the life of me, I can't find it! We moved a couple of years ago and I know I moved my lanterns myself and not the movers. I'll find it one day and be surprised. It will be like having a new lantern))). Thank you for visiting our blog and please stay safe! Disclosure Statement I (Jeannie Pence) engage in affiliate marketing whereby I may receive funds through clicks to affiliate programs through this website or receive funds through the sale of goods or services on or through this website. I may also accept advertising and sponsorships from commercial businesses or receive other forms of advertising compensation. This disclosure is intended to comply with the US Federal Trade Commission Rules on marketing and advertising, as well as any other legal requirements which may apply.
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