Having just gotten back from a trip to Turks & Caicos for JZ’s birthday, we wanted a fun way to display some of our photos. It was perfect timing, too, because Hiipoo had sent us some of their Waterslide Decal Paper to try out! The concept we landed on was to create photo lanterns. We are so thrilled with how these turned out, and the great news is that they were pretty easy to make once we worked through a few kinks (particularly which sealant to use)! And best of all – if you want to create something like this, it requires relatively few materials–and most you already have!

See how we made these Waterslide Photo Lanterns in the video below!

🛒 Tools and Materials (most links = affiliate links):

Hiipoo Waterslide Paper: https://amzn.to/37kfJ6h
Rustoleum 2X Clear Gloss Sealant: https://amzn.to/3yxyuPu
Inkjet Printer (We use the Epson EcoTank 2760): https://amzn.to/3xuBjiZ
Self-Healing Cutting Mat: https://amzn.to/37uaLnf
Cricut Knife (Exacto): https://amzn.to/2VCbdx2
Clear Cricut Ruler: https://amzn.to/2X19vpW
Lanterns (purchased at Michael’s, but similar available on Amazon):
  Michaels – https://www.michaels.com/8.6in-mini-black-lantern-by-ashland/10638438.html
Amazon – https://amzn.to/3Adc9XU
Remote Controlled LED Lights: https://amzn.to/2VwdESd
99% Rubbing Alcohol:  https://amzn.to/3jvgGy4
Hobby Lobby Stencil Blanks: https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Stenciling/Stencil-Blanks—6%22-x-18%22/p/27036  
Cricut Maker:
Cricut: https://cricut.pxf.io/maker
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3rUoCgh
Cricut Deep Cut Blade: https://amzn.to/2VkdKMZ
Cricut Regular Grip Mat (12×24): https://amzn.to/3xrf5yg
Cricut Spatula: https://amzn.to/2VEDTG0
Clear Tape: https://amzn.to/3CeZANH
Scissors: https://amzn.to/3AhZLWO
Paper Towels


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