Wednesday 5 December 2012

Tutorial Thursdays - Re-Runs Take 2

Welcome back to Tutorial Thursdays on Marigolds' Loft.

Thank you to all of you who so kindly linked up your wonderful crafts last week.

As you may have read, the most viewed links will not only be featured here on Tutorial Thursdays, but will also be pinned on my Tutorial Thursday Board over at Pinterest.

So without further ado......
The most viewed links from last week are:

1. Christmas Tree Snow Globe Tutorial by Katie @ The Crafty Blog Stalker
2. Filet Crochet by Regula @ Babjeza
3. Paper Christmas Baubles by Joanna @ Be Creative Mommy

Well done, your crafts were all wonderful. I have also pinned them on the Board :)

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   I will showcase the 3 most visited links next Thursday.


Due to massive time constraints on my hands this past week, I haven't been able to create anything big enough or step-by-steppy enough to show you today. :(

So for those of you who missed my BlogSwap that I did with Natalie from Hungry Hippie, I am posting my Post that I created to show you how to make this Festive Storm Lantern for you all again today.

For this craft you will need:

A Terracotta pot
Gonis Relief Paste* (a gritty cover paste for to cover the pot)
A serviette with an image that you would like to display
Gonis Dekopointer* (For the finishing touches around the edges)
Gonis Finisher* ( A water resistant lack)
Gonis Eiskristal* (The glass splinters to give the lantern the “Snowy” Feel)
A Pair of end cutters (to remove the excess pot)

Let's begin...

First soak the pot for about half an hour in some lukewarm water.
Only fill the basin with as much water as you need to wet the side of the pot only.

Once the pot has soaked enough, carefully break off bits of the pot to create your opening. (I got hubby to do this, it is the bit where I can't watch :))

As soon as the pot has dried you can continue.
Apply a layer of the Relief Paste* to the inside of the pot.

Cut out the Serviette image that you are wanting to use.

Remove the two back pieces of the serviette.
If they do not come away easily, lightly wet the tip of your finger and tap at the back of the serviette. They should release themselves from the top layer pretty easily that way ;)

Place the cut out image onto the still wet Relief Paste* and press on ever so lightly.

Allow to dry.

Then use the Relief Paste* cover the outside of the pot.

Allow to dry.

Once dry, use the Finisher* to cover the inside of the pot, making sure to cover the entire serviette.

Whilst the Finisher* is still wet, sprinkle some of the Eiskristal* over the surface of the inside of the pot, covering the serviette image and sides.

Once dry, use the Finisher* to the outside of the pot, making it Water-Resistant.

Again allow to dry.

Apply the Dekopointer* drops to the outside of the rim as decoration and allow to dry for the final time.

And there you have it, an amazing “Wintery” scene to liven the festive table or the windowsills.

*I use Gonis products as I love their high quality standard and versatility. If you cannot find these products where you live, you will need to find something similar (hence the descriptions in brackets).
You may also contact me if you require more info on them as I am a Gonis Distributor.

Now it is your turn, please link up all your craftiness from the last week below :)
See you next week.


  1. The wintery scene with the sparkly spots is quite lovely! Thanks for hosting Natalie!

  2. your lantern looks very wintery. In fact, it's like in real world. Regula from Winter Wonder Land.

  3. Wow! Thanks for featuring my Snow Globe Ornaments! I love this party and I wouldn't miss it!

  4. nice tutorial!
    Thank you for hosting and again for featuring my felted star tuto the other week!

  5. great tutorial!
    Thanks a lot for all :-)

  6. Wow! What a beautiful idea!
    PS. I just wanted to let you know that I haven't been home to receive your ornament...and won't be until next weekend but if it made it to the U.S, I'm sure it will be waiting for me when I get home!

    1. Hi Sara,
      Thank you so much for letting me know, I was starting to worry :)

  7. Wow, that looks great! It turned out wonderful. :-) Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!


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