So for this year's walk in the dark, I've made a candle lantern to guide our way.
And as you can see, I've decorated the candle with stamps from Stampin' Up! :)
Here's a closer look at the candle:
This was my first attempt ever on decorating a candle, and you can see that there are a few mistakes, but I can't express how easy it was to make this! I know my future attempts will look much more sleek than this first try, lol.
If you'd like to make your own candle lantern, you'll need a few supplies from your dollar store, such as:
- a jar
- thick rope/twine
- wire. I used 20 gauge jewelry wire, though you would do much better with an 16/14 gauge. I actually wanted to reuse the wire from a hanger, but I don't currently have the right clippers that'll cut through it. And if the candle burns too hot on this wire, then I'll tie a bit of twine on the top to hold onto.
I had used my Vintage Vogue and Sweet Summer (free Sale-A-Bration set!) stamp sets, with So Saffron, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz, Regal Rose, Pacific Point, and Old Olive inks.
So, what are your plans for Earth Hour?