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Project

Glinting Paper Lanterns and Table Settings

Our golden lanterns, trays, and table cover were given a coat of spray paint. For the table, we wrapped a hollow-core door in textured paper and set it on two sawhorses.

Introduction

The inspiration for this lavish, glinting table comes from Russia, with love. Paper lanterns are spray-painted gold to resemble the gilded onion domes of the Kremlin, and votive candleholders are wrapped in ornate papers, calling to mind walls of icons. Much of the glitz and glamour comes from nothing more than embossed wallpaper, spray paint, craft punches, and paper lanterns -- so you can toast to the year's riches without spending a lot.

Materials

  • Paper lanterns
  • Metallic spray paint
  • Galvanized black metal tray
  • Textured paint paper
  • Painters' tape

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Open a lantern and spray with paint. Let dry for at least 3 hours. Turn lantern and spray any part you missed; let dry for at least 3 hours.

  2. Step 2

    Spray tray inside (all over) and out (leaving bottom unpainted). Let dry.

  3. Step 3

    Unroll enough paint paper to cover table (or door), and secure on the underside with painters' tape. Spray with paint, holding can about 1 foot from surface and moving can in gentle back-and-forth motion. Let dry at least 3 hours.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2011