Photo Frame Lantern
Here is something unique to do for someone's Birthday to give as a gift or something special to add to the table at your party.
Maybe your party is a craft party and this is something everyone can make.
If this is an idea for a party you are having, make sure to buy enough frames and mats. You will need three frames per lantern.
You can start at the dollar store to look for frames and mats or the thrift stores (you can get really good deals) or your local craft store. If you go to a craft store, look in the paper or online for coupons!
A photo frame is a nice way to display your memories of you and your family, you and your friends, or you and your pet.
When you're done, it can be used as a centerpiece on your table to be used anytime.
It's easy to do and fun to make. Here are the supplies you will need:
How to Make Photo Frames.
Decorate the Frame.
Preparing the Picture.
For the picture you will be using vellum paper to print on. Vellum is a light yellowish to light beige color. When you print the pictures on the vellum paper it will be translucent enough for the pictures you use to show through the candlelight.
If you are using an old photo or something where there is no electronic copy, you will need to scan this to your computer first, then print it out.
If are using a picture from a digital camera and it's already on your hard drive, open it up and get it ready for printing.
Using a photo editing software, size your pictures to fit the frames you purchased and change the color to black and white. There are many free online editing software applications if you don't have one.
Using an ink-jet printer, print the photos on the vellum paper.
Putting the Lantern Together.
Now that you have all these tasks done, it's time to put it all together. How you do the next step is up to you.
Viola! Light the candle and enjoy.