Happy Friday everyone! We here at Paint Me Plaid love to showcase the amazing crafts that other craft bloggers create, but in addition to showing off their crafts we want to spotlight the crafter as well. Today we have a guest blogger, Rebecca. Enjoy!
Hello there! My name is Rebecca and I blog over at My Girlish Whims. My blog is all about beading, crafting, and general life as a girl!
I’m a 21 year old girly girl from the Philly suburbs area. I’m currently finishing up my last semester of college and craft basically whenever I’m not in class or doing homework! I’m a major beadaholic, and have been making jewelry since I was a kid. I also love doing DIY crafts of all kinds, and love having a blog to show my creations off to someone else besides my roommates! I’m also getting married in February so have been having fun making wedding plans and doing as many DIY projects for it as I can.
Today I’m going to show you how to make these owl paper lanterns!
I found these paper lanterns for $1 at the dollar store while in search for decorations for my sister’s owl themed baby shower. They are pretty ugly as is, but I got an idea to spruce them up a bit using some Apple Barrel paint!
I picked three different paint colors that coordinated well with the owl/woodland/orange theme of the shower.
And squeezed the paint directly onto the lantern…
and then gently bushed it out all over the lantern.
I cut out pieces of card stock for the eyes and nose and hot glued them on.
I also traced out little feet with card stock.
And then cut them out and hot glued them onto the bottom of the lantern.
Lastly, I cut out wings and hot glued them to the side of the lantern.
Then ta-da! I cute little owl lantern!
I hung them off a light above the kitchen table where the food was for the shower. The owls were the perfect touch for the shower!
To see some of the other projects I have done, come visit my tutorials section! I’d also love for you to link up to my weekly link party, Your Whims Wednesday, and show off some of your own girlish whims!
Thanks so much for having me here Plaid!