Hello, I am so excited to share how I made a winter wonderland in a Lantern. holidays. Creating a winter wonderland in a lantern is like adding Lincoln Logs to the Barbie Dream House. You want to fill the space so you reach for Lincoln Logs or Pine needles to mimic a patio table or…
Hello, I am so excited to share how I made a winter wonderland in a Lantern. holidays.
Creating a winter wonderland in a lantern is like adding Lincoln Logs to the Barbie Dream House. You want to fill the space so you reach for Lincoln Logs or Pine needles to mimic a patio table or a snowy winter scene.
But just like remodeling Barbie’s Dream House, I loved the creativity that goes into creating a winter scene using random, everyday items to create the illusion of a winter wonderland in a lantern.
There is something magical about a snowy winter scene behind glass and metal trim that gives us all the feels of It’s a Wonderful Life on like Turner Classic Movies in December.
I think we can all agree the lights really make this holiday village.
I used a large lantern to fit some of my larger pieces. Like this cute little dollar, section finds from Target.
Winter Wonderland Lantern
Before I created this blustery scene I knew where I wanted to add the holiday village so I kinda prepped it with that in mind.
I found this lantern at Target a few years ago and it is one of my favorite lanterns to decorate.
Here is this year’s version.
This black and gold-trimmed lantern made an appearance during the fall season too.
Tip: I see the Magnolia brand decor popping up at Marshalls & Homegoods for 1/2 the price so you might find this lantern.
What I love about glass jars, vases or lanterns are the layers tucked inside.
With every glance of the jar or lantern, we see a view or capture a feeling not seen or felt before.
I got creative with a few items like the fake snow. Last season I donated plastic bags of snow because of the mess. I found a cozy alternative from this super fun project.
What do you think? You guys I almost bailed on this challenge because I did not want to go out and buy the same fake snow I had donated last year.
My challenge was to work with what I had to force me to think outside the box to create a winter wonderland lantern when it was 75 degrees in Denver last week.
I did not have bottle brush trees so I snipped a few branches from our Colorado pines. The fresh-cut branches smell so good.
I looked for a card of a small town but I was totally drawn to this one I found online. Something about the lanterns along a snow-filled street just felt so homey to me.
I attached a piece of packing material like this idea.
The cardboard propped up the print in the lantern.
I added these tea lights to the inside of the ceramic house. The light made it feel like a winter wonderland scene inside the lantern. I could not believe how much ambiance the light created.
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