I started with a strip of card the size I wanted the tree stump to be. I then cut out the windows where after inserting a battery operated led night light they would glow. I then painted what would be the inside, left to dry then glued into place.
After covering the outer layer of cardboard with a thin layer of clay and making a cover for the top I started adding some clay detail to the sides. Once dry I gave it a layer of paint.
I have painted the vines, door and window frames and given the stump another coat of paint. Now I just need it all to dry before I add some detail.
For the top of the stump I have put together some foliage and mushrooms that I still need to paint.
The light shines nicely through the windows and it just fits into the lanterns gap! I'll post again once the details are added and it's in the lantern.