Wednesday 9 November 2011

Autumn Tea light holders

Just a quick post to show you some of the themed tea light holders we made this Autumn, which would look lovely at any bonfire or fireworks party. If you are a regular reader you may remember we made our tea light holders from old recycled jars earlier in the year, if you need to recap on how to put the wire on the top you can find them here.

We have two small schumacher trees in the garden and we waited for the leaves to change colour to make the bonfire picture I wrote about yesterday. With the leaves left over from the children's crafts we glued some on a couple of jars, any leaves can be used last year we used maple leaves and earlier in the year we used leaf skeletons. The schumacher  leaves have the appearance of flames and the beautiful glow they give off when lit make a lovely Autumn addition to any garden.

Here they are after dark, I think they look quite magical like little tiny bonfires. We made these as temporary lanterns for Autumn, and are hoping to make more seasonal ones in the future. If you would like to preserve the leaves and make this autumnal lantern last a little longer you could totally cover the leaves in craft glue or modge podge to seal them in.

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  1. They are gorgeous! What a coincidence that I featured your star ones today! Great minds ;)

    Thanks for linking up!

  2. thank-you for reading and your lovely comments, I was just hoping to show how easy it is to change the designs on these lanterns to make them seasonal :)

  3. These are so pretty! We are All Year Round Blog Carnival co-hosts and we've featured you here .

    1. Thank-you for featuring us, I'll pop along to check out the carnival :)