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Nov 26, 2011 7:11 PM CST
|I thought you might like to make a Miniature Japanese lantern for your Mini Garden. |
I made this little frame. Transplanted a semp and some of it's little cousins into it.
Here are my little lanterns I made for my garden. Bridge is Balsa wood over mini dry creek bed....
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.
Turn it over and you are ready to make the middle.
This is about 3/4" tall. and you want to make it fit inside the circle.
I put the holes in with my toothpick. You can use a tiny punch also if you wish.
You will need to join together to place on one of the circles....
If you want you can do this on a wooden dowel.
I center this on my little circle.
This is how I formed the little feet. Cut out 4 little feet.
This is about an inch long and cut in half then place together and cut again...
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.
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.
This one I used a tiny cutter to shape.
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...
This shows you the different size of the circles. the smaller one can be used for small lanterns. I love to make them.
Hope you like this. Now you can have a mini Japanese garden too.....
Nov 26, 2011 7:34 PM CST
|cute .. where do you get all the tiny cutters |
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Nov 26, 2011 7:40 PM CST
|Joann's or Michaels have them, I believe Hobby Lobby may have them. |
I made little hooks to hang these on....these are like the one in my little garden.
That pale one glows in the dark...
Nov 26, 2011 7:56 PM CST
|Charlen, those are great!|
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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.
Nov 27, 2011 4:44 AM CST
|Very Nice Charleen |
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Nov 27, 2011 5:26 AM CST
|Those are too cute!!!|
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 ..
Nov 27, 2011 7:31 AM CST
|Those are really cute, Rides!!! I love the mini Japanese garden theme too! You sure do keep inspiring with your crafts!! |
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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 |
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Nov 30, 2011 12:39 AM CST
|Neat! I love the Lanterns and that Japanese garden is so nice|
Nov 30, 2011 8:14 AM CST
|Thank you all.|