Garden Art forum: Japanese Lantern, miniature.

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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Nov 26, 2011 7:11 PM CST
I thought you might like to make a Miniature Japanese lantern for your Mini Garden.
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I made this little frame. Transplanted a semp and some of it's little cousins into it.
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Here are my little lanterns I made for my garden. Bridge is Balsa wood over mini dry creek bed....
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Roll out the clay and condition very good. I started out with 1" circles two of them. One for top one for tottom.
You can go ahead and make tiny feet to put on tottom of base. I use four but three can be used.
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Turn it over and you are ready to make the middle.
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I put the holes in with my toothpick. You can use a tiny punch also if you wish.
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You will need to join together to place on one of the circles....
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If you want you can do this on a wooden dowel.
I center this on my little circle.
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This is how I formed the little feet. Cut out 4 little feet.
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This is about an inch long and cut in half then place together and cut again...
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Sure you can do it. Now we put it all together. and turn it up on it's feet
got to make the little thing on top.

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Make another little log and I twisted it together and tapered it like a Unicorn horn. This one is going to sit on the ground.

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I also made a smaller one and it is made much the same way.
The one in the hanger I Put a hole in the pagoda to hang it, but in other I made a circle I have got to take a picture of it...

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This shows you the different size of the circles. the smaller one can be used for small lanterns. I love to make them.

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Hope you like this. Now you can have a mini Japanese garden too.....
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
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denimangle
Nov 26, 2011 7:34 PM CST
cute .. where do you get all the tiny cutters
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Nov 26, 2011 7:40 PM CST
Joann's or Michaels have them, I believe Hobby Lobby may have them.
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I made little hooks to hang these on....these are like the one in my little garden.
That pale one glows in the dark...
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
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taters55
Nov 26, 2011 7:56 PM CST
Charlen, those are great!
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Gourd
Nov 27, 2011 1:18 AM CST
Char,Those are really neat. How did you get the pale one to glow in the Dark?, very cute. I don't have a mini garden yet, but do have some semps that I can try to start one, those lanterns would look great there.

cheryl, I got some of the small cutters at Hobby Lobby yesterday, and JoAnnes has them too. I've started going down the Wilton cake isles and checking out all the small cutters there too.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Nov 27, 2011 4:44 AM CST

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Very Nice Charleen Hurray! Thumbs up
Name: Sally
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Sossman
Nov 27, 2011 5:26 AM CST
Those are too cute!!! Smiling
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Nov 27, 2011 6:36 AM CST
The one I have now is Fimo nightglow it is one of their Effect clays. I love it. When I turn my lights off in the craftroom, they do just glow. I love it!!!
Thank you ..
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Nov 27, 2011 7:31 AM CST
Those are really cute, Rides!!! I love the mini Japanese garden theme too! Thumbs up You sure do keep inspiring with your crafts!! Lovey dubby
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Name: AnjL/Annmarie Bailey
Twain Harte, CA (Zone 7a)
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1AnjL
Nov 27, 2011 5:35 PM CST
oh wow! what a great idea! and your lanterns turned out much better than my lil door lanter Rolling on the floor laughing
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JuneBug
Nov 30, 2011 12:39 AM CST
Neat! I love the Lanterns Lovey dubby and that Japanese garden is so nice Thumbs up
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Nov 30, 2011 8:14 AM CST
Thank you all.

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