Thursday, July 4, 2013

Lantern Silhouettes

 Here's a project that is very easy and has alot of kick to it. Yesterday I was experimenting with some ink stamps and decided to try stamping the glass panels in a small lantern. As you can see, it worked really well!

  • Remove the glass panels from the lantern
  • Choose an appropriate ink stamp. You could use any design so let your imagination go wild.
  • Using a permanent ink, stamp the glass on the frosted side. If your lantern has clear glass, I'm not sure how well this would work since the frosted glass gives the ink a rough surface to stick to.
  • Let the ink dry completely
  • Re-install the glass panels with the frosted side facing inward.
  • Light it up and enjoy!
For an additional spooky effect, I would suggest painting the lantern with a faux rust effect. I'll talk more about that later.....


  1. Hey, that's pretty cool! Looks like you had a nice, large rubber stamp to work with. If I run into a lantern with removable glass, I might just have to give this a try. Did this project take much time?

    1. ha! No time at all....more time to let the ink dry than removing the glass and putting it back in. There is a small metal tab at the top that secures the glass in place. The stamp came from Michaels, but I've also seen them at Hobby Lobby. Now is a good time to find this type of lantern in patio sections of home stores.

  2. That's really a good looking decoration! They make a frosted glass spray that works real well if the panels aren't frosted too.

  3. Very pretty!

    Bonnie (aka RoxyBlue)