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An advanced decoupage project.
In this tutorial I will show you how to transform a plain glass lantern from Ikea into your own creation featuring a mosaic-inspired pattern.

Posted by Gabriela Szulman from London, United Kingdom • Published See Gabriela Szulman's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a lantern. Make A Multicoloured Storm Lantern - Step 1
    Step 1

    Clean the inside of the lantern with a cloth and methilated spirits.

  • How to make a lantern. Make A Multicoloured Storm Lantern - Step 2
    Step 2

    Select your paper napkins: you will need a variety of both colours and patterns to create an effective mosaic motif. Separate each napkin, remove the two bottom layers and keep the top one only.

  • How to make a lantern. Make A Multicoloured Storm Lantern - Step 3
    Step 3

    You pieces of paper need to be approximately 3 x 4 cm each and you'll use 80 to cover the whole cylinder.

  • How to make a lantern. Make A Multicoloured Storm Lantern - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use a felt tip pen to mark the mid-line of the cilinder: this will be your starting point for the design.

  • How to make a lantern. Make A Multicoloured Storm Lantern - Step 5
    Step 5

    Place the cylinder on its side and, starting from the mid-line, glue the paper pieces vertically and next to each other. You may need to allow the glue to dry between strips.

  • How to make a lantern. Make A Multicoloured Storm Lantern - Step 6
    Step 6

    Once you have covered the whole surface, check for loose bits of paper and apply extra glue if necessary. Alow to dry and your colourful storm lantern is ready to use!

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