Friday, November 4, 2011

Indoor, Outdoor Autumn Lantern

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I know other people do this ( humor me and tell me you do!) ….pick up something because you see a project in it even if it’s not immediate? Like when I picked up an outdoor lantern at Lowes this Summer and only just decided what to do with it?
Autumn Lantern
When Pick Your Plum had a great deal on metallic vinyl, I couldn’t help myself. Copper, gold, chocolate brown…Yes please! I cut out some designs on my Expression using the Accent Essentials cart and put on each side.
Autumn Lantern (3)
Cut out a flourishy thing and several leaves in different sizes. Of course I couldn’t leave the candle that would go inside just plain. Remember that wood grain contact paper from Dollar Tree I used on my Give Thanks charger?  Cut some of that and wrapped around a plain candle, then added some KandCo scrapbook borders of maple leaves from the Tim Coffey “Fall” package to the top and bottom.
Autumn Candle
Finished that off with some wired bark ( an endless roll of which I picked up in the floral section of Michaels last year) . Not even sure if I’ll burn the candle ( unless we lose power on Thanksgiving which has been known to happen here in the PNW) .
Autumn Lantern (4)
For now, it’ll just be part of my Autumn d├ęcor. But I also wonder if Lowes still has these because I see a Christmas idea in my head!
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LuLu Kellogg said...

You have the most wonderful ideas and visions for things! I love this!


Our Hopeful Home said...

I do the same thing, buy stuff and squirrel it away until the creativ emuse hits me. How did I miss the Dollar Store wood grain contact paper? Lovin' it!


Unknown said...

I really like that wired bark! I think I may need some :) And the PNW....we are neighbors!!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Love this, Carol! I have a few random ones I've picked up on clearance and still haven't figured out what do with them. I definitely need to get them involved in my decor!

lindalou said...

Love it. Great job and I think the candle is a little to pretty to burn, unless necessary, of course.

Simply AJ said...

Nice job... turned out beautiful. The details on the candle is the perfect touch!

BTW - I do the same thing and it drives my Hubby crazy! It's a crafting foul to not buy it cause someday you will have a vision for it. That's my story and I'm sticking to it :) AJ@queenofmynest

Jan Hennings said...

beautiful and so unique! What a fun hop it’s been! Thanks for joining me today on the Handmade Holiday Blog Hop! I really appreciate your visit :)

Karen said...

What a great idea! I love the pretty leaves:) looks fabulous!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

You did a beautiful job on this, Carol...really dresses up the lantern for fall!

Diane said...

Great lantern. I'm always buying things to remake and then put it away and forget for awhile. I usually will go back to it and do something with it, lol.

Unknown said...

I love the decals on the lanterns. I did the same thing for halloween, I put spider webs on mine!

Anonymous said...

Cute, love how you decorated the candle, and the decals...

The CSI Girl said...

What a great idea to put the metallic vinyl on the lantern. You have inspired me to decorate the one I have.
Thanks for linking up to The CSI Project!!!


Kathe said...

Add me to the list of being inspired by this lantern. I have 2 that I could decorate for fall and then Christmas!