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New Mini Fairy Lanterns by Nichola Battilana!

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Design Team Member Nichola Battilana is such a gem! Just look at those delightful lanterns! (Including pretty dragons… not a phrase I often use.)

Starting with the new Industrial Lanterns: I love these! A flat kit, laser cut from heavy chipboard, to make a little lantern with a separate lid. It just fits a tea light and has holes through the lid and 2 sides of the top so you can string them.

And note how tiny they are in the little photo with my hand (just 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ at the base, and 4-1/4″ tall including the lid).

Here’s some intro text from Nichola’s blog post:

They’re really cute, like small railroad lanterns, but of course I’ve filled mine with dragons and fairies 😉

Each side of the lanterns has an ‘X’ across it, but it’s easily chopped off if you want to show off a mini dragon or fairy silhouette.

Which brings me to: new chipboard sets of silhouettes, designed for using in the Industrial Lanterns (easier to punch out… and less expensive than the earlier dragons and fairies).

More info and photos of the lantern artwork (and some tips on backing the windows and hanging) are in Nichola’s blog post.

See everything Nichola used in her Supply List.


Hooray for the Tiny Industrial Lantern Giveaway!

I picked out a big bunch of pretty things from Nichola’s Supply List:
– Industrial Lantern
– LED Tea Light
– Miniature Fairies Silhouettes
– Miniature Dragon Silhouettes
– Thin Fleur Dresden Borders – Black
– Mini Floral Dresden Borders – Antique Gold
– Fluted Ring Pull
– Mini Fern Garland
– Mini Red Pip Berry Garland
– Antique Bronze Bird Skull Pendant
– Black Mini Paper Blooms

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Nichola’s artwork, including all of the Giveaway items listed above!

To enter the Tiny Industrial Lantern Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, August 15, 2016). And tell me: How will you decorate your lantern?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Thursday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won Nature Background ATCs Giveaway? That would be Kat Cashwell! Congratulations!

Posted by Leslie, August 14th, 2016

58 responses to “New Mini Fairy Lanterns by Nichola Battilana!”

  1. Elizabeth H. says:

    I would go with a dragon look.

  2. Peg Crescenzo says:

    I want to make the fairy lantern! I love your site!

  3. Jen R says:

    The captured children idea just gives me giggles.. Perfect for Halloween.. TY for the chance to win!

  4. Emily D says:

    I would go with the dragons! Love the silhouettes.

  5. Laura says:

    I definitely need some fairy lanterns for my dark/light fairy display!

  6. Barb A says:

    Love the fairy lantern..pick me….pick me!

  7. Angie G says:

    I think I want to make a fairy lantern but they are both so cute it is hard to choose. I like the black lantern with the gold so I think I will put her in that color scheme.

  8. Julianne says:

    A wicked hooked-nosed witch in her pointy hat and maybe a few flying monkeys!

  9. Peggy says:

    Wow! I do love Nichola’s bits and pieces she makes! Everytime I think Alpha Stamps can’t get any better it does! I love those little lanterns and I am thinking Christmas themes for them. Halloween goblins would be wonderful too and I guess I will have to have some lanterns. Lol! With the holiday season on its way I can think of many uses for these!

  10. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    oh this is weird and scary i would use the great designs you did

  11. Carla says:

    Love the lanterns! I would definitely do holiday themes….Halloween, Christmas, and/or general winter themes

  12. Nadine says:

    I like the fairy idea!

  13. barb macaskill says:

    My lantern would have have fairies inside with lots of trolls, gnomes and dragons trying to get inside. The trolls and dragons are trying to get inside to get the fairy dust that controls light and love. The gnomes are trying very hard to keep any harm coming to the fairies or themselves.
    Unbeknownst to the other gnomes and fairies the Gnome King has fallen head over heels in love with the Fairy Queen and will give his life to save her!

  14. Jennie Ingram says:

    I’d totally do either a witchy Halloween lantern, or a Fairy light, a la the Yule Ball in Harry Potter….

  15. Joan Cruzen says:

    OOOH, I love those! It brings so many ideas to mind…I believe I would start first with making my lantern as a story base for my granddaughter..perhaps a Tooth fairy?

  16. Phoebe Diamond says:

    I’d use the raven die cuts that I have and decorate my dining room with them.

  17. Dragons AND fairies, OH MY!

  18. Alison Woodstock says:

    I love all the looks, but I think I would use CATS and BATS!

  19. Cg says:

    I have to stick with trying Nicholas idea and making it into a lantern with dragons’!! My boys will love this!!!!!!

  20. Jo says:

    I LOVE these lanterns! They are awesome! Would love to make some like these myself!

  21. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the lanterns! I’d make one for Halloween. A spooky witch design would be great!

  22. I love these I would def decorate with fairies thank you

  23. Gina Growe says:

    First, thank you for the chance to win and your creative site and team members.
    Second, what to do, what to do? Love all the ideas shown and I’d do one of each – then, I’d have to do other silhouettes like maybe a Santa, witch, snowman? Poe, Einstein? Grott? Alice in Wonderland characters? I have a place picked out already, so guess I better buy some kits!

  24. Sue Young says:

    One of these dragon lanterns would be perfect next to the Witch’s Apothecary I made a few years ago à la Laura Carson!

  25. Jean Marmo says:

    LOVE those dragons and fairies! Another amazing and creative project!!

  26. Maggie M says:

    WOW, these little lanterns are just awesome! I would decorate mine with light paints and flowers with fairies inside, and a tea light, of course. Love your products and giveaways, many thanks:)

  27. Nancy Olsen says:

    I’d start with the fairy and dragon lanterns, then would continue with other mystical/fantasy creatures until I had enough lanterns to attach onto a strand of led lights (think small strand of christmas lights).

  28. M. C. Sparks says:

    Love the idea of the fairy lanterns! Maybe another for the dragons

  29. Marykay chisum says:

    Skulls and bats and ghosts, OH MY! That’s what my would be!

  30. Diana says:

    The fairy for a friend who loves them.

  31. Lana says:

    I know I’m jumping the season, but I’d probably dress mine up with a Christmas theme.

  32. Vicky says:

    The dragon and the fairies would be my choice. It reminds me of the game of thrones. Exciting.

  33. Linda Stroud says:

    I need a dragon lantern to guide passing dragons to a safe harbor in the dark of night

  34. Daylan says:

    For the fairy lanterns, I’d decorate with butterflies, flowers, and a mushroom or two. For dragon lanterns, I’d decorate with miniature coins and gems, maybe paint the lantern gold–since dragons are known for loving treasure. The fairies would go into Peter Pan/fairy tale book displays, and the dragons would go into Temeraire/Pern/pirate book displays. Thank you for another opportunity!

  35. Evelyn Reyes says:

    These lanterns are beautiful and scary at the same time, what a wonderful contradiction!

  36. Karen Mallory says:

    Oh Wonderful! I think I would make a Christmas fairy lantern!!

  37. Joan Chance says:

    I’ve never liked dragons but these are captivating. However I would put the “Tree of Life” on mine. Thanks for the opportunity.

  38. Mary Mac says:

    Just love the dragon and fairy theme. Very creative

  39. Megan Warren says:

    Love the dragons and they’d be the perfect wedding gift for my best friend.

  40. Linda Knox says:

    I would decorate with fairies, flowers, and dragonflies. Paint, paper and modeling paste are musts as is glitter….oh yes, glitter. I just love the chandelier charm. Thanks for the giveaway.

  41. LeAnn says:

    I will decorate my lantern with a Halloween theme. Great job Nichola!

  42. Carol Slowik says:

    I just love Christmas! Mine would have a Christmas theme for sure but love, love, love anything Nicola creates! Fairies are my favorite of the two.

  43. Marilyn says:

    Love the dragons. Can’t think of anything better.

  44. Michelle g says:

    Dragons….i love dragons

  45. Julie Benge says:

    I am thinking snow flakes with blues and silver. Thanks for the chance to win.

  46. Lou Anne says:

    I think these are fantastic. I’d decorate them with fairies.

  47. Karen says:

    I would most certainly make a fairy lantern. I have seen something like these on Pinterest and just love them!

  48. Annie says:

    Hah captured children is a good one. I think I might go with that 😀 thank you!

  49. Nancy E says:

    I would love to make the fairy lantern to give to a wonderful friend for her collection!

  50. Kat Cashwell says:

    These are so cool! I would keep with the Halloween look and maybe add some witches and black cats!

  51. Debra Gibson says:

    I love these lanterns! ! The fairy lantern is my favorite! !! So full of whimsy! !! Thanks for the chance to win !!!

  52. Stacy Blow says:

    How would I deco those tiny lanterns

  53. Stacy Blow says:

    How would I deco those tiny lanterns, of course with flair and panache, with dragons and fairies from that awesome gift stash!

  54. cathrine bolin says:

    I would love to do a silhouette of children exploring an enchanted forest:) keeping my fingers crossed would really love this one!

  55. Lois C. says:

    Love them! Would certainly do some for Christmas/winter. Thanks!

  56. Katie west says:

    My young friends in Wales would love their own dragons. These would be easy to ship from the States.

  57. Amy says:

    …… fairies, yes, it would have to be fairies. like Tinkerbelle.

  58. Diana bittaker says:

    I see fall leaves and small pumpkins on top- vines growing down along the side and witch and skeleton profiles glowing thru the Windows!