Thursday, July 1, 2010 4:23 PM EST
Plain paper lanterns are everywhere. Make yours original with some quick and easy adornments. I have several balls of yarn -- don't you? If not, pick some up in your favourite shades at the craft store. While you're there, grab some stickers — whatever catches your fancy; birds, flowers, words. Picking out the stickers will be the most time consuming part of this project!
A dab of hot glue will hold your yarn in place. Brush on some white glue in a circle, and just go around and around with your yarn. Make some big, some small — it's up to you. The first one may make you curse a bit, but then, you will get it. Do your yarn swirls first, then dot on your stickers.
Sadly, I live in Vancouver
where it's the summer of non-stop rain
and I had a deadline to meet for this story, sigh, so I could not do a lovely table setting with dangling lanterns, fresh lemonade and stunning florals. Then you would have really said, "OHHH!".
So, until it stops, I have hung my lantern next to the beautiful image I was given by my friend Janis Nicolay. Aren't they a pair!?
Written by our country blogger Heather Cameron, Stylist