Creations, Fall Lantern

Welcome to the August edition of the monthly Creative Craft Hop!

Thank you Sara from Birdz of a Feather

for hosting our hop this summer

Have your thoughts turned from Summer to Fall?

As much as I love summer,

I have been thinking about Fall

and have started putting away summery things

and bringing out early fall decor

I received this lantern from special friends for Christmas last year

and decided to dress it up for Fall

I had plenty of things to work with in my craft stash

I started by attaching part of a colored leaf garland

to the top of the lantern with floral wire

Next I cut a length of burlap ribbon with black swirls

and tied it to the other side of the top

Next a bright orange ribbon with gold dots

I made some loops with the football ribbon

I used floral wire to secure it in the center

Then I wired the loops to the top of the lantern

Then I tied a big floppy bow with black and white checked ribbon

A sunflower is the finishing touch

I put a piece of ribbon around the candle

and secured it with a piece of tape

There is a bed of leaves for the candle to sit on inside the lantern

I am going to use a battery operated tea light

on top of the candle for safety

If you are going to light a real candle

be sure it won’t come in contact

with anything that could catch fire

I am looking forward to enjoying this bright and cheerful lantern

throughout the Fall!

I hope you’ll take a few minutes to visit all my talented crafty friends

on the links below

DIY Kartoos Flower Napkin Rings

Velvet Pumpkin and Lace Wreath

How to Make a DIY Fabric and Burlap Banner

Crochet Coral Reef

Sunflower Embellished Fall Pillow

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado  Love Your Creativity  What’s for Dinner

Between Naps on the Porch,  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday  Creative Crafts

Creatively Crafty Thursday Favorite Things   

Friday with Friends

48 Responses to “Creations, Fall Lantern”
  1. Deb says:

    The lantern came out so cute Jenna. My three year old grandson remembered the owl decor from last fall with the spider dangling from the hat….. so I had to put that out. LOL

  2. Mary says:

    So festive and such an easy way to add to early fall decor Jenna! Love the sunflower and addition of football ribbon with a nod to the season. College football starts this weekend and signals the start of fall for me, hurrah!

  3. Ha,ha, I noticed the football ribbon right away! Bring on fall:@)

  4. thefrenchhutch says:

    I really love all the ribbons you used, especially the bright orange with dots. Hard to believe it’s time to think football, cute touch with the ribbon. I have no idea where summer has gone, sure wish these temps and humidity would leave too. Love how you dressed the lantern for early fall!

    • Thank you Emily, it was a fun and quick project and really brightens up the room. Summer has flown by, and I wish it would take the heat and mosquitos with it! Yay for football season!

  5. BERNADETTE says:

    Way to go Jenna. You really showed us how to bring autumn into our home. Now, if we could only convince Mother Nature to give us autumn outside.

  6. You remnd me that it’s time to dig out my fall lantern. I wish I could remember where I put it last fall! I’m not ready to decorate for fall yet but I’ll be headed north again for about a month and when I come back it will be full fall and it would be nice to come home and not have to start at the beginning! Hmmm. Motivation.

  7. says:

    I need that Jenna! So adorable. Happy Day to you. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. Cecilia says:

    Jenna, your fall lantern is so pretty! My sunflowers are still blooming and I plan on using them in my fall decor this year, too! It’s a pleasure to hop with you! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  9. Gail Griffin says:

    You make the best creative decorative pieces, Jenna! Your fall lantern is fabulous! I always look forward to seeing your lovely creations!

  10. So lovely! You always know how to turn the little simple things into something magic and beautiful.

  11. sarator says:

    How fun is this Jenna?! You have such a way with bringing colours together that I just love. I haven’t started thinking about fall yet – although I would love a break from the heat and humidity we’ve been experiencing lately :). This sure helps inspire and put me into a Fall frame of mind.

  12. Nancy says:

    This is definitely festive! When I get back to AZ… I will be updating my outdoor lantern. Thanks so much for another inspirational post!

  13. Marilyn N McWeeney says:

    Love how you decorated the lantern. Any suggestions of where to find that wonderful football ribbon??You used it so perfectly!

  14. lghiggins says:

    I didn’t think I was ready for fall until I saw your cute lantern. The sunflowers help me transition from summer into fall. The only thing I would do differently is to switch out the football ribbon as I am (gasp!) not a fan. The tea light is a very practical idea. Now I’ll start looking around at fall decorations and crafts that are popping up with a new attitude.

    • Oh thank you Linda! I love sunflowers this time of year, so bright and happy! I understand if you’re not a football fan, there are so many cute ribbons in the craft stores these days, and if you have a Hobby Lobby nearby, they have an abundance of really cute fall stuff!

  15. Cyndi Raines says:

    Well, that sure turned out super cute! Love that you put the candle on a bed of leaves and I like the colorful ribbons. I will remember to copy this for one of my lanterns when we get more into September. PINNING! I’m not ready to put away my beach dishes / decor just yet, as I am having too much fun “jumping the waves”. 🌊🌞🏖🐚

  16. Jenna, the lantern is perfect for fall and so cute with the ribbons. It has been so hot that I haven’t gotten into the fall decorating. Can’t wait for Alabama football…Roll Tide!

  17. Layers upon layers of pretty fall ribbons sure do create a cute look.

  18. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, I loved what your did with your lantern. It turned out beautiful! I love summer, too, but I think I’m ready for fall to arrive.

  19. Kitty says:

    Your lantern turned out super cute, Jenna! I knew Lynn would love the football ribbon.

  20. I have to admit I never thought of decorating my lanterns….you may have started my quest to find things to decorate them with. (I have a paltry craft stash, lol)

  21. Gail says:

    Thx for step by step. The football ribbon is adorable

  22. Jenna, your fall lantern is lovely, and adding the football ribbon is such a cute idea! I’m delighted to be featuring your crafted decor at Tuesday Turn About this week. Pinned!

  23. Cindy says:

    What an adorable fall lantern! Congrats on being featured on Tuesday Turn About link party! Hope to see you at the party this week!

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