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Nautical Lantern

Make an altered lantern with nautical style for dad.

At a Glance:

#4470 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Acrylic Paint Logo
  • Cathie and  Steve Logo
  • Mod Podge Logo

Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $20.79
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Brilliant Blue, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
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Mod Podge ® Satin, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.29
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Other Supplies

Lantern, Map paper, Scissors, Hot glue, Rope, Red ribbon, Seashell


1. Paint the top and base of the lantern with Brilliant Blue.  Use two coats of paint.

2. Remove the glass windows from the lantern.  Trim the map to fit the glass windows.  Using a foam paintbrush, apply Mod Podge to the glass window and to the back of the map paper.  Position on to the windows.  Smooth the paper with a Mod Podge Brayer.  Allow to dry for 15 min.  Replace the windows into the lantern.

3. Hot glue rope around the base and top of the lantern.  Tie a red ribbon through the handle and hot glue a seashell to the top.

Project Tip:
When using Mod Podge on glass keep a few handy-wipes on hand to clean any Mod Podge that might get on the glass.

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