Friday, May 18, 2012

Beachy lantern...

It's Friday and for us here in Canada, it means enjoying a long weekend as we celebrate Victoria Day (Queen Victoria's birthday). 

Even though it's still Spring, this weekend marks the beginning of summer as people travel to their cottages to get them 'ready' for the season. 


I look forward to weekends at the cottage and this year I'm especially looking forward to visiting the quaint antique shops, where you find very unique items...


It was at one of these shops that I saw this lantern last year and subsequently showed you how to make your own here 

But this year, I wanted to change it up...
 
And this is how I did it....

Materials
Burlap 
White spray paint or paint
Coloured paint
Jute 
Hot glue gun

1. Paint or spray paint a piece of burlap (I used a burlap sheet from Canvas Corp) and allow to dry
2. Measure around jar or vase and cut to size (leave approx 1" extra at the top)
3. Stencil or paint design onto burlap and allow to dry
4. Wrap burlap around vase and secure with hot glue 
5. Wrap a piece of thick rope around bottom of vase 
6. Using this tutorial, tie a fishnet around vase
7. Instead of tying the top, I tucked the burlap and the net into the vase and secured it with glue
8. To make the handle: Use a piece of jute to tie some of the thick rope onto the net, secure with glue for extra stability and repeat on the other side

I'm sorry I didn't complete a picture tutorial, but I'm hopeful looking at the final product and following the instructions will enable you to add this sweet little beachy lantern to your decor.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let me know and I'll do my best to help you out...:)



You can see a similar picture on this place mat I painted of the same little crab.  I wouldn't recommend using spray paint on this one as it not food safe. 



But...it makes me want to eat lobster...yumm



Have a beautiful day! 


much love,

Lucy




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14 comments:

  1. Absolutely love it! I'm always looking for more ways to use up my jute stash too. Thanks!

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  2. awe I love this little tutorial I am going to try to make one this weekend! Thanks and hope you have a great 3 day weekend

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  3. Still on vacation mode, I see! Love!

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  4. i love this i am going to have to try it my self thankyou for the inspiration xxxx

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  5. I love anything coastal - this is gorgeous!
    Happy May Long Weekend!
    Jo-Anna

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  6. Really cute, I love this project! Your new follower- Tanya :)

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  7. That looks great! I might try to make one of those for our beach apartment. Thanks for idea.

    My weekly Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party has just started and I would be honoured if you could join in and link up this fabulous post!

    Best wishes and I hope you have a great long weekend!
    Natasha in Oz

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  8. Hi! So nice to have found your blog and thankyou for sharing this beautiful coastal lantern project. I absolutely adore it and will be trying it out :) I'm a new follower, it would be great if you have a moment to drop by my blog sometime.
    Cas x

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  9. Beautiful!!! Love anything that has to do with the beach or cottages!

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  10. This is so pretty and I have to pin it! I have a beachy bathroom in progress, and I need this :) Your photography is amazing too!

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  11. This is so pretty, easy, and adorable! I added it to my Looksi Curated Collection this week, and I'm adding it to a round up of beach decor on my site next week. Love it!

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  12. Hey hey hey Miss Lucy! I love that you were in that GH roundup!! Congrats on the excellent feature. This lantern is SO cute. I'm feeling crabby- might have to make it. ;)

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