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?
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.
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.
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) .
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You have the most wonderful ideas and visions for things! I love this!
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!
I really like that wired bark! I think I may need some :) And the PNW....we are neighbors!!
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!
Love it. Great job and I think the candle is a little to pretty to burn, unless necessary, of course.
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
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 :)
What a great idea! I love the pretty leaves:) looks fabulous!
You did a beautiful job on this, Carol...really dresses up the lantern for fall!
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.
I love the decals on the lanterns. I did the same thing for halloween, I put spider webs on mine!
Cute, love how you decorated the candle, and the decals...
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!!!
Add me to the list of being inspired by this lantern. I have 2 that I could decorate for fall and then Christmas!
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