Tribute To Robin. I was wandering around the Christmas Tree Shop with my girl friend. A bit annoyed from their lack of organization and my girlfriends need to go through the shop in a zig-zag fashion, I stumbled upon a cheep lantern. The low blood sugar from waiting to eat dinner till this shopping trip had me day dreaming of what could be. This is the steps I took to make my mom’s mothers day present. First step is to work out a wicked sketch keeping in mind that its black and white and that we will be using a x-acto knife to be cutting it out. So simple shapes are key. I picked a mother owl looking over baby owls (me and my brothers). After you Have the sketch done take the glass out of the lantern and clean it. Applying vinyl to the glass is pretty easy. There are plenty of youtube videos for this. I just got the glass wet and then sqeegied out the water with a credit card. Then let it dry completely. After the vinyl is placed you place a giant piece of sign tape. Bought at a sign store or you can use pieces of white or yellow masking tape and stripe them horizontally. Not only does this give you a surface to draw or transfer on but it also give the vinyl some rigidity when your peeling it off. I used a transfer sheet but it not necessary if you would rather just draw it on. Then start peeling with the tip of the knife. and then peel back with a blunt blade or a butter knife. When your done peel way as much of the tape as possible but if you miss anything, no worries because will be flipping it over to keep the glass side out (This is very important if your doing a design involving text). Repeat this process with the other sides of your lantern. I Then placed white pebbles to reflect light and to hold candles in place. You can also use electronic candles to keep it safe. Below is a slideshow showing my steps.