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Toilet Paper Roll Fall Lantern


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finished lanternThis Thanksgiving make some thrifty decorations that will wow your guests without breaking the bank in the process. Turn empty toilet paper rolls into beautiful fall lanterns. Add them to your window sill or fireplace shelf, and add a unique atmosphere to your party.

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Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: one lantern

Supplies:

Toilet Paper Roll Fall Lantern
 

Steps:

  1. Trace the pattern of the leaf onto the piece of X-ray film. Use the Stanley knife to cut out the inside of the leaf to make a stencil.
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  3. Tape the X-ray stencil to the toilet paper roll.
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  5. Use the pencil to trace the outline of the leaf onto the toilet paper roll. Repeat, so that there will be a leaf on the front and back of the toilet paper roll.
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  7. Use the darning needle to add evenly spread holes to the outline of the leaves.
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    Toilet Paper Roll Fall Lantern
     
  9. Remove the spongy foam pad from the ink stamp pad's plastic backing. Fold the spongy foam in half and use it to give the toilet paper roll a wash with the khaki green pigment ink. Allow to dry thoroughly.
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  11. Use the golden pen to draw squiggles all over the toilet roll.
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  13. Use the felt-tip pens to add color to the leaves. Use the black and golden pens to add some shadows and highlights to the leaves.
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  15. If necessary, use the darning needle again to make the holes slightly bigger.
  16. Add the battery operated T-light candle to the bottom of the toilet paper roll.
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  18. Flatten the top edge of the toilet paper roll and staple it together.
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  20. Glue moss around the top and bottom edges of the toilet paper roll, and allow to dry thoroughly.
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  22. Glue the three bees in place, switch the candle on and voila!
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September 27, 20150 found this helpful

That is SO cute. Very Fall and woodsy, my favorites. I see there are now brighter battery 'candles' and I will get some to make little lanterns for myself.

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Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

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September 28, 20150 found this helpful

Beautiful, thumbs up!

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October 2, 20150 found this helpful

Thank you Ginnee and Melissa for your kind comments! :-)

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