Ok Spring is right around the corner and I’m starting to create a few items for my mantel. I know I want to add a variety of light up eggs this year. After looking through my supplies I decided we can easily make an egg lantern.
The supplies that we’ll be using are:
1. One piece of cardboard
2. One cereal box
3. Scrap piece of lace
4. Spanish moss
5. Hot glue
6. Mod Podge
7. X-acto knife
9. Paint brush
10. Gold glitter
11. Rust-oleum hammered spray paint
12. Large piece of paper for pattern
The first step is to create your egg shape pattern. You want to be sure that your egg pattern is larger than the size of your cereal box.
Once you have the egg shape pattern you’ll then lay the cereal box onto the pattern.
Trace the cereal box onto the paper egg pattern. The next step is to draw another egg shape inside the box lines.
Once you have the egg drawn you’ll then cut it out as shown in photo above.
Trace the paper pattern onto a piece of cardboard.
Cut the cardboard piece out with the x-acto knife.
Trace the cardboard piece onto the cereal box. Use the x-acto knife to cut the opening out of the cereal box.
Once you have the opening cut out of the cereal box you’ll then add some hot glue going around the edge of the cereal box.
Place the cardboard piece onto the cereal box.
The next step is to spray paint the entire box.
Once the spray paint is dry you’ll then add some hot glue around the center edge opening as shown in photo below.
Add the Spanish moss to hot glue going around the entire opening.
I added some mod podge and glitter going around the outer part of the cardboard.
You can find the glitter that I used on 143 Vinyl by clicking my referral link down below.
You can leave this egg open as a shadow box or add some lace to create a lantern.
You’ll add some hot glue to the bottom edge of the box and then add the lace .
Bring the lace up into the box and add some more hot glue to secure it in place.
I added some more Spanish moss to the bottom edge of the box. You can now place a battery operated candle or a strand of battery operated lights down into the box.
This was very easy to make and I just love how it turned out. This can be created in a variety of sizes and created any color that you want. I hope you’ll get creative and give this a try.