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Hand Lettering: Christmas menu lantern

Hand Lettering: Christmas menu lantern
30 min Medium

Impatient to celebrate Christmas with your loved ones?
We have a great idea that will help you to enjoy the wait. We show you how to create your Christmas menu in a few easy steps – and give it the popular hand lettered look, too! Draped around a lantern and decorated with a eucalyptus garland, this is guaranteed to be a real eye catcher at your Christmas meal.


An article by Lea

Step-by-step tutorial

Measure the height of your lantern glass and cut the doily to the required height using the cutter blade.

Draw light guide lines onto the doily using the geometry set square and pencil, to help you create straight and symmetrical lettering.

Use the black pigment liner (line width 0.5 mm) to create the lettering for the text of your Christmas menu on the doily.

Draw in Christmassy branches between your menu courses using the green and red pigment liners. Use the gold metallic marker to add highlights within and around the word, “Menu.”

Carefully rub out the pencil guide lines. Caution: don’t use the eraser on the areas where you’ve used the metallic marker.

Wrap the doily around the lantern and fasten at the back with masking tape.

Tie the eucalyptus spray around the bottom of thelantern and fasten it with cook’s string.


Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
pigment liner 308 Fineliner - Single product black, line width approx. 0.5 mm 308 05-9 1
STAEDTLER® 8323 Metallic pen - Single product gold, line width approx. 1-2 mm 8323-11 1
Mars® plastic 526 50 Eraser in premium quality - Single product, size: 65 x 23 x 13 mm 526 50 1
Mars® Lumograph® 100 Drawing pencil - Single product HB 100-HB 1
Mars® 568 Geometry set squares - Single product length 16 cm especially break-resistant, fileable 568 38 1

Additionally required:

Cutting mat and cutter blade, doily, lantern, candle, sprig of eucalyptus, cook’s string, masking tape

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