gold quatrefoil lanterns are my fave

December 2, 2011

I came across the idea for these lanterns in some family magazine at my doctor’s office which I now can’t recall because let’s face it, I was killing time and forgot to sneak it into my purse on the way out. Update: Thanks to Olivia, I now know that the lanterns I came across were from Suzonne for Family Circle. I also need to thank Brenna for sacrificing her fingers to put these together.

To make your own you’ll need:
– an aluminum sheet (found at Home Depot – they come in several different shapes and a few different colors)
– 20 gauge pliable wire
– tin scissors
– pliers

Using the tin scissors, cut the aluminum to the desired size. Use a cylinder object (a cup or can of oatmeal works great) and wrap the cut sheet around to shape. Connect sides by tying with wire, and use pliers to tighten.

I think a whole row of these on the mantel would look so pretty lit up with candles.

Can’t get enough Christmas goodness? Check out some of my other posts from the week:
Cool handmade ornaments (emphasis on the cool part)
Scandinavian holiday inspiration
Alternatives to the traditional Christmas tree (ours will be made from moving boxes this year)



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