Thursday, July 7, 2011

Etsy Cocktail Umbrella Lantern

Yesterday I was looking around on Etsy, the BEST place to shop for and sell handmade treasures.  I have never noticed it before, but I came across the How-Tuesday section on the Etsy Blog.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!  This week they featured this Cocktail Umbrella Lantern by Allison Patrick from Zipper8 Lighting.  I just have to say, she has some AMAZINGLY cool and beautiful things in her Etsy store.

Here is the awesome Vlog!

There is something that is just irresistible about Cocktail Umbrellas.  They're tiny, adorable, bright and even functional!  So, of course today when I saw a paper lantern on clearance at Michaels, I couldn't resist.  After an additional trip to the party store to purchase the Cocktail Umbrellas, I jumped right in the project.

Here are my supplies

Here is my lantern after gluing all of the Cocktail umbrellas on.  Isn't it fun?

In order to cover the whole lantern I had to overlap the umbrellas and covered up part of the opening.

Just as she said in the Video, it was very easy to trim the umbrellas around the opening.

Here it is!  
Hanging in my dining room and bringing a smile to my heart.

Make sure you check out the Etsy Blog and do a little shopping while you're there.

Here are the link parties that I frequently join.  I may not add every project to every party, but all are worthy of noting each time to get the word out about them.

Kuzak’s Closet,   Marvelously Messy,   Under the Table and Dreaming,   The Tattered Tag,   Flamingo Toes,   Lamb Around,   Cherished TreasuresPetite Hermine,   Nifty Thrifty ThingsSkip to my Lou,   Sumo’s Sweet StuffMaking the World Cuter,   The Girl Creative,   Singing Three Little Birds,   Mad in Crafts,   11th Heaven’s Homemaking Haven,   Craftomaniac,   Creating My Way to Success,   Sew Can Do,   Embellishing Life,   C.R.A.F.T.,   It’s a Blog Party,   Me Making Do,   Sarahndipities,   The DIY Home Sweet Home Project,   Funky Polka Dot Giraffe,   Today’s Creative Blog,   Hope Studios,         Ladybug Blessings,   Tip Junkie,   A Silly Little Sparrow,   Giggles Glitz & Glam,   Not JUST a Housewife,   Reason’s to Skip the Housework,   Little Birdie Blog,   The Blackberry Vine,   Blue Cricket,   The Trendy Treehouse,   Lil’ Luna,   The Thrifty Home,   Seven Thirty Three,   Sew Much Ado,   Handyman Craftywoman,   Sweet Craft Cakes,   Tea Rose Home,    Twin Dragonfly Designs,   Elements Interiors,   Fun to Craft,   The Shabby Chic Cottage,    House of Hepworth’s,   Somewhat Simple,   Rhinestone Beagle,   Yesterday on Tuesday,   Kojo Designs,   While He Was Napping,   Tatertots and Jello,   Bubbly Nature Creations,   Funky Junk Interiors,   Creation Corner,    A Few of my Favorite Things,   It’s a Hodgepodge Life,   My Romantic Home,   The Shabby Nest,    Frugal and Fabulous Design,   Sun Scholars,      Whipperberry,   At the Picket FenceFingerprints on the Fridge,   Home Sweet Farm,   Young & Crafty,   Freckled Laundry,   Iron Violet Designs,   Fireflies & Jellybeans,   Be Different Act Normal,    Craft Envy,    Along for the Ride,   A Vision to Remember,    Saturday Mornings,   It’s a Crafty Life,   Childmade,     Sew Can Do,  


  1. Neat! Great idea and I love how it turned out.

  2. Very cute...I just use them in my drinks - LOL!

  3. Krysti this is very cute...I love Etsy too!


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