Creating a Christmas Lantern

Add a few Christmas-inspired flourishes to a hurricane lantern to create a beautiful holiday decoration.
Lantern With Holiday Berry Sprigs

Lantern With Holiday Berry Sprigs

Designer Erinn Valencich gives her front porch lanterns a wintry update with artificial sprigs of berries and snowflakes she applied using a craft-store stencil and spray snow.

Materials and Tools:

large hurricane lantern
small, medium and large pillar candles
fresh or faux holly sprigs
spray-on canned snow
snowflake stencil
thin guage wire

Steps:

Spray_Stencil_with_Snow

Spray_Stencil_with_Snow

1. Place snowflake stencil on outside of lantern, either hold or tape in place while spraying over stencil with spray snow. Allow the snow to set up for approximately one minute before removing stencil.

Wipe_Off_Excess_Snow

Wipe_Off_Excess_Snow

2. Carefully remove stencil and clean up any overspray with a damp paper towel. Continue stenciling on snowflakes in a random fashion until you are happy with the result.

Holly_Sprigs_at_Top

Holly_Sprigs_at_Top

3. Place pillar candles inside lantern and surround with fresh or faux holly sprigs.

4. Attach a final sprig of holly to the top of the lantern with wire and place lantern on an entry table or by front door to welcome holiday guests.

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