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
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)