Saturday, December 18, 2010

10 Days of Photo Ornaments- Day 8 - Photo Lantern

Happy Saturday before Christmas!

Today's ornament is a really cool and different Photo Lantern. I printed my photos on regular copy paper so that when the lantern is hung over a Christmas light the pictures will glow.

2 3/4 x 10 1/2" Cardstock or single sided patterned paper
Tinsel stem or 12" of ribbon
1 1/2 x 1 1/2" Photos printed on paper or vellum

ScorPal or scoring tool and ruler
1 1/2" square punch or post it note and trimmer
Border punch or decorative scissors
Hole punch

Score cardstock at 2 1/2, 5, 7 1/2 and 10" marks
Punch one long edge with a border punch or decorative scissors
On inside of lantern mark 1/2" from top edge, position square punch and punch out windows, or cut a post it note into 1 1/2" square, position, draw around it with a pencil and cut with a paper trimmer. Fold along score lines.
Cut out photos with about 1/2" of paper around outside, apply adhesive around perimeter of opening and glue photos in openings.

Decorate frames with jewels or other Christmas embellishments.

Punch a hole in the top of two panels of the lantern (the panels should be opposite from each other)
Apply adhesive on tab and glue lantern into shape.
Insert tinsel stem or ribbon into holes to create hanger.
Hang over Christmas light.

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