I am part of a group of DIY and craft bloggers and each month we come up with a theme and do a project based on this theme. I didn’t take part in June’s challenge which was Father’s Day, but you can see the May challenge here – Thrift Store Upcycle .
This month we all had to create something fun as this month’s theme was – “Summer Festival“.
When I think about summer festivals, first thing that comes to my mind (after music of course) is colourful, fun and bohemian style. I came up with so many ideas for stylish outfits or accessories but wanted to stay true to my blog and decided to come up with a fun bohemian inspired home decor idea..
I am obsessed with beautiful coloured glass, gold and Moroccan accents.. I decided to have a go at creating a faux version of Moroccan inspired Lantern.. I had a general idea on what I wanted to achieve but didn’t have a clue how it will turn out… Here is what I did.
I had this glass container, which I thought was the perfect size for a lantern.
Once clean, I put a layer of mod podge around the outside of the glass and left it to dry. I mixed some Unicorn SPiT to create a nice turquoise shade and painted it over the glass to give it a nice stained effect. [if you don’t have any Unicorn SPiT , acrylic paint would also work nicely]. I noticed my paper towel had a lovely pattern so I wrapped the glass in paper towel and gently patted it to remove excess Unicorn SPiT . It left it with a nice pattern, don’t you think??
I then cut out a few shapes from an old gold doily I had in my craft ‘stash’ to create a nice embellishment. I attached it using some mod podge.
Then once it was dry, I added some golden accents. I must admit, I started this project literally clueless as in what I was going to do and how.. Totally improvising sometimes works the best as I LOVE the outcome… What do you think??
Here are the other bloggers taking part in this month’s challenge. Be sure to check out what they did!!
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