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Make a Cocktail Umbrella Lantern

12 July 2011 8,345 views 3 Comments

by rhonda

You know we love itty-bitty things here at DSC, and that of course includes cocktail umbrellas!  We've brought you some spiffy crafts using the little drink garnishes before; Heather made a cocktail umbrella lamp and I used one to make a miniature merry-go-round.  Over at Etsy's Storque blog, I came across another use for them (and perhaps the best one I've seen yet)!  Seller Allison of Zipper8 Lighting shares how to cover a simple paper lantern with the colorful little umbrellas with stunning results.  Count this as reason #872 why paper lanterns are always a good craft supply investment!  [how to make a cocktail umbrella lantern]

Project estimate:

  • Paper lantern, $1
  • Cocktail umbrellas, $1
  • Hot glue gun, on  hand

Total:   $2

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  • Sarah Forhan said:

    Amazing!! I am absolutely in love with this, so very creative!

  • Laura said:

    LOVE this and all the projects on your site:) Just wanted to say THANK YOU SOO MUCH for taking the time to share all these ideas with us! I have a 10 year old daughter who is super creative (she already has plans to attend international academy of design and technology!)She makes all sorts of things already- pillow covers, purses, she can crochet both with and without hooks- she really amazes me! BUT we are a family on a budget, a VERY tight budget @ that, AND that’s where your site is a lifesaver to me:) I really can’t thank you enough for the ideas and inspiration to keep her creating that also fit my budget:) For this we actually have everything on hand, they are just things I never would of thought of combining!

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