Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Lantern Oh Lantern

As salam u'all ~~ 

ari ni fia nak buat entry pasal 'Lantern' aka Tanglung ~~ 

sebab ape?? lantern tu comel & Gojes & Gojes tersangat2~~ heeee 

So, fia pun jelajah la kat pesbooking.. terjumpa plak page ni 


Memang terus tertarik ngan Lantern~~ arghhhhhh pastu de Lantern Polkadot

Toink2~~~ dalam kepala fia muncul mcm2 dah kerana Lantern bola - bola neh ~~ 

More ideas, fia terus menjelajah and taraaaa!!!!
terjumpe tentang  

'Doily Lantern' 

Seeee.. memang Gojes sangat2 Doily Lantern nie!!!! 

U'all boleh try & DIY ~~ 

The material ~~~

  • 4-5 doilies per lamp (preferably round and about 5-6 inches in diameter, depending on the size you want the orb to be. 
  • Fabric stiffener (can be found at craft stores)
  • Old paintbrushes (a wide flat brush, or a medium round brush will work the best)
  • Various sized cheap rubber balls, balloons, etc. (I found small rubber balls at the dollar store, but balloons might be a cheaper option if you are going to be making more than a few orbs. You will need one for each lamp you decide to make as you have to pop them to remove them.)
  • Wax paper or palate paper
  • A bowl or dish to rest the orb on while you work on it
  • Flameless LED tea lights, one per orb (Don’t use real candles! 

***Before you start, make sure to wash your doilies by hand with a mild soap and lukewarm water in the sink. Lay flat to dry. If you want to change colors, you can dye them using fabric dyes, or for a more delicate color change, use tea. Brew up a strong cup of tea and let the doilies sit in it for a few hours. This will give them an antique finish and will hide any stubborn stains on vintage doilies. If you want your orbs to be white, soak the doilies in a diluted bleach bath for an hour, then rinse thoroughly to prevent damaging the delicate fibers. Doilies must be completely dry before you begin making the orbs. Now on to the fun!
Step 1: Take your rubber ball or balloon and place it in a small dish to keep it steady while you work. Put a piece of wax paper underneath the ball to protect the dish. Begin placing the doilies on the ball, making sure the edges slightly overlap. This is what will keep the orb together after the fabric stiffener dries. You can add a few stitches to reinforce the seams once it is dry (especially if yours will be handled a lot), but I didn’t find it necessary.
Step 2: Once you have the doilies arranged how you want them, pour some fabric stiffener onto the palate or wax paper. Start painting the fabric stiffener onto the doily, ensuring you cover every bit, otherwise it won’t harden and the uncoated parts will sag. Don’t oversaturate, just put enough on so that it is damp to the touch.
Step 3: Leave a small area open so that you can insert the LED tea light.
Step 4: Let the doilies dry overnight to ensure that it is COMPLETELY dry before handling. Side note: I got overexcited and tried to remove my doilies from the ball before it was completely dry, and ended up with a soggy, misshapen doily mess.
Step 5: Once the doilies are dry, use a blade to pop the balloon/rubber ball. Carefully pull the ball out through the hole you left open in the doilies. Ta da! You now have a ready to use doily lamp!
Optional Step 6: If you want to make the pomander version of the lamp, simply attach a pretty ribbon to the opening where you put the tea light in. This makes it into a sort of basket that will hold the candle and the bow will hide the opening. I just pinned my ribbon on, but you can sew or hot glue it for a more permanent attachment.


memang Gojes sangat Doily Lantern ni!!! 

Fia harap sangat sempat buat DIY Doily Lantern ni~~ dalam list gak nie.. heeee

~~ ape macam.. memang comel & cute kan pasal Lantern nie..
dulu2 ingat lantern ni untuk Chinese New year je..
Tapi sekarang... dah boleh buat untuk deco2 untuk sesuatu Majlis... 
Memang cantik sekali... kompom pas abis majlis, mesti de makcik2 or pakcik2 nak
request bawa balik lantern kan... kuikui 

okey.. setakat nie je review fia tentang lantern... nanti fia cite lagi pasal lantern nie..

Ohhhh... Lantern idaman harap2 dapat dilaksanakan nanti~~ tetttttttttttt


Liyana said...

peah..plis buat dlm wedding ko nt. aku nk dtg..wehehehe..muke x malu :D

Fia Menulis cengini said...

Muahahaha yana ~~~ memang hajat nak letak lantern ~~~ hahahaha tapi kene tgk keadaan cmne~~ kuikui