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Need an idea for your next barnyard birthday? How about making some cow print lanterns. Check out our simple DIY for this easy barnyard birthday decor. #cowprintlanterns #barnyardbirthday #farmparty

Anyone else LOVE cow print?  When I designed Little Bug’s Barnyard Birthday Party, I wanted to use as many cow print items as possible.  She loves cows and I wanted integrate their iconic pattern into the party in many elements.  Unfortunately, I found finding cow print items difficult, especially cow print lanterns.  They are rare and sometimes expensive.

Even the Cow Print Scrapbook Paper was difficult to come by.  After we visited the farm the first time, I envisioned hanging cow print lanterns from the trees behind the dessert table.  So, when in doubt, create it yourself.  And that is how these cow print lanterns came about.

How to make cow print lanterns #cowprintlanterns #barnyardparty #farmparty

You Will Need:

White 20-Inch Paper Lanterns (I used two large and two mini, but any sizes work)

Black Tissue Paper

White Glue

Paint Brush

What to Do:

Cut out black tissue paper to make the splotches for the cow print lanterns #barnyardparty

1.  Cut out cow splotches from the black tissue paper.  Make them different shapes and sizes to interesting variety to the lanterns.

2.  Mix 2 parts glue and 1 part water to create a thin adhesive.  Modge Podge is a little thick for this project, but I think it might work if it is watered down.

3.  Assemble each lantern.

Gluing on the cow splotches to make the cow print lanterns #cowprintlanterns #barnyardbirthday #farmparty

Paint on some glue mixture.  Smooth on top a cow splotch.  Lightly dab some glue mixture on top.  Continue adding cow splotches until you are happy with your pattern.

Need an idea for your next barnyard birthday? How about making some cow print lanterns. Check out our simple DIY for this easy barnyard birthday decor. #cowprintlanterns #barnyardbirthday

4.  Let your lanterns dry.  After they’re completely dry, you can deflate them until the party.  Keep a safe place and they hold up great!

Need an idea for your next barnyard birthday? How about making some cow print lanterns. Check out our simple DIY for this easy barnyard birthday decor. #cowprintlanterns #barnyardbirthday #farmparty

We had so much fun with these lanterns.  The guests couldn’t believe I made them.  Now, I just have to come up with some place to hang them at home.  I’m beginning to think Little Bug’s room or our playroom will be perfect!

Happy Celebrating,

Natalie

Linking to:  Bloom Designs

3 Comments on How to Make Cow Print Lanterns

  1. Your lanterns turned out great – how cute! I like the cow pattern, there’s so much you can do with it too! I have this post linked to my animal prints DIY roundup on my blog today, come on over and have a peek!

  2. I’m glad you like them! They were a lot of fun to make and really helped to accent the party. Thanks for checking out my blog.

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