Monday, 30 October 2017

Craft Consortium, Winter Woodland, Decoupage Luminarie


I wanted to try my hand with something a bit different today - a decoupage Luminarie that has been decorated using toppers and papers that can all be bought from Craft Consortium...  

I've also used Flocking Powder and Pearl Glue to make the 'snow'...

 Not many of us think of using 'Flocking Powder', do we?

So I wanted to see if it could be done...  and more importantly - does it 'work'?

After all - you may already have some in your stash...

So what do you think?

I would say 'not my usual style', but as everything I make varies (due to me having perhaps way too much fun experimenting?) I've given up on that and hope you realise by now that once I have an idea in my head I just give it a shot!

After all, you never know if you don't try!

Here's a close up of the robin...

...  and a view from the top...

You did notice that musical note piece in the centre didn't you?
Not the centre of the top but of the inside?

What you won't know is that that part isn't like the rest of the luminarie...
It's covered acetate - not card.
Which means you can put a battery operated tea light 'round the back
(or a string of fairy lights perhaps?)
and have your display light up.

How do you cover acetate with decoupage paper?
Well, I'm sure there's more than one way...
But for this I simply used some permanent spray adhesive.

Easy peasy!

Here's a shopping list (with links) of supplies used...


Winter Wonderland
Metal Vintage Acorn Charms

Santoro - Kori Kumi
Raffia Cord Set
Flocking Powder Set

Decoupage Papers
Metallic Copper


I chose to spray this whole project with one quick coat of Clear Varnish as a final, finishing touch.


 Because as beautiful an effect as the Flocking Powder has, it does tend to shed a little.  One quick spray of varnish simply provides some extra adhesion - which can't be a bad thing now, can it?

I hope I've inspired you to have a playtime of your own!

More decoupage projects coming soon...

Donna... x


  1. Just fabulous! And thanks for the tip with the Flocking Powder! I think it worked fabulously! Great project.
    Hugs, Mary x

    1. Thanks heaps, Mary.
      Not an easy project to take a photo of - that's for sure!
      Enjoy your day. X

  2. Love this stunning project Donna, beautiful Christmas decoration, agree would look amazing with a battery light in!..must get my "Lantern die out"..I gave my last one I made stupid was I..
    Hugs Pam x

    1. Thank you, Pam.
      I made this one to be viewed on the diagonal as I think it gives it a bit more scope than just viewing through one tiny window.
      Can't wait to see yours if you get one made for this year! X

  3. Commented on FB, but wanted to include it here, too, because repetition can be a good thing (sometimes *grin*). Breath taken away by your stunning lantern, with 'snow that looks very much realistic. Creating opportunity to add tea light/fairy lights...genius! Love your "experiments" always create something astounding! LOVE this...and you, too!

    1. Thank you so much, lovely lady that you are. Xxx

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