Create a Holiday Scene in a Lantern Tutorial

Create a cozy holiday vignette inside a lantern for quick and easy holiday decor. Simple-to-make and simple-to-clean-up is the best kind of craft. It's also portable so you can move it from mantel to table centerpiece to entryway and back again.

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Things You'll Need

  • Lantern

  • Sparkling snow confetti

  • Bottle brush trees

  • Small truck figurine

  • Small people figurines

  • Small twigs

  • 2 pennies

  • Printer paper

  • Hot glue

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Step 1

Place a bed of snow confetti on the bottom of the lantern.

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Step 2

Arrange a trio of bottle brush trees in one of the far corners of the lantern, varying the heights of the trees.

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Step 3

Gather two small twigs and break/cut them so they're slightly shorter than the bottle brush trees. Print out a small sign on white printer paper or cardstock that says "Tree Farm." Cut it out and glue it to the twigs.

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Step 4

To add a weighted base to the sign, glue the bottom of the twigs to pennies.

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Step 5

Place the "Tree Farm" sign inside the lantern in front of the bottle brush trees.

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Step 6

Place a small vintage truck figurine in front of the trees.

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Step 7

Place small people figurines into the vignette to create the feeling of shopping and movement. I used a hipster-looking fellow holding some wreaths and a small puppy.

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Have fun experimenting with your own creative vision to create a warm and glowing scene to stare at during the holidays!

(Image: Trisha Sprouse)