Fairy wish lantern

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This fortnight’s theme over at Anything But A Card is fairies. You will know that I love creating little fairy scenes so I was very excited about creating my design team piece.


I dithered A LOT about what sort of fairy project to do so I was thrilled when I came across this little lantern at a bargain price. I love the work of Nichola Battilana which inspired me to try this design.


The fairy image is from the Gecko Galz The Children’s Hour collage set and I gave her butterfly wings from the Pixie Children set. I printed the wings out in two different sizes and then glittered them. She has a silver crown and is holding a single glittery rosebud.



I’ve used lots of Icelandic light green moss both in and around the lantern plus some leaf ribbon trim and then dotted in some pink sweetheart blossoms and a glass toadstool bead that I picked up from Ebay. The words were made n my computer.




I couldn’t decide whether to allow the lantern to close or not, and in the end decided to leave it open which meant I could have the moss spilling out at the front and that I could also attach two pretty butterflies to the open door.





It was a shame that there was only one of these lanterns for sale as I would love to make a Halloween version…a Christmas version… a Valentine’s version… an Easter version … But you get the idea I’m sure!

Do take a look at what the rest of the Design Team have been up to over at Anything But A Card as there are some inspirational pieces. We’d love to see your fairy creations too. There’s also a link to a site where you can generate your own fairy name – mine was Juniper Vinetree -what’s yours?



Fairy wish lantern — 10 Comments

  1. Just fabulous Lisette! What a wonderful make over of the lantern – and what a shame you couldn’t get anymore! All the fairy elements are just fabulous – the moss just sets it all off too. Wonderful x

  2. Whilst beautiful vintage cards with butterflies and bees are you at your best, this type of project are your signature pieces and no one does them better.

    This one is fabulous, how amazing would it be to find this little ‘house’ tucked away at the bottom of your garden!

    Dionne xx

    • Thank you Dionne – I would love to have something like this at the bottom of my garden. If you visit Nichola’s website she has a whole outdoor display/exhibition that I would love to go to.

  3. That is so adorable, love it. I’d love to try to make one similar at least for my youngest child. She has loved fairy stuff for years and she’s 43 now. This is so incredible, beautiful work, love, love it

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