Friday, January 31, 2014

Candle Lantern


This is absolutely one of my favorite things!




A Candle Lantern that I can decorate for any occasion.




One of the main reasons that I love it so much is because Brandon and Christina gave me this candle lantern for Christmas.

I've got so many ideas for it, but because Valentine's Day is coming, I went with that.

(Try and ignore my heart pajama bottoms reflecting in the glass!)


I started by downloading what I wanted on it from the Silhouette store.




Okay, that's a "keeping it real" photo for you. The picture on the right is what it looks like when you're in a hurry and forget to check what setting the blade is on. 

I think it was set on 3, so I moved it down and re-cut.




I applied it to the front of the glass and when I want to change it out, I'll remove it with contact paper and save it.




I'm not getting anything for this for telling you, but the battery operated candle that I bought at Hobby Lobby for it, is awesome! It has a timer. You turn it on and it stays lit for 5 hours, goes off for 19 and then comes back on. You never have to mess with it. I know! Awesome, right?

I put vinyl on it, too.




The lantern looks great during the day, but at night...




It shines!

Thank you, Brandon and Christina!

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25 comments:

Pam Jackson said...

Very Cute....and you did a great job.

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Wow! That's a beautiful lantern and I am loving how you decorated it! Happy weekend! Hugs, Poppy

Avery Schlacter said...

I love the creativity with these candles! I've been looking for some to add some light around my house and better decoration. I've seen some sites where you can just make things this your self, I feel like it would be cheaper to do it yourself. http://malibucreations.com/collections/marrakesh-market.html

Carol TheAnswerIsChocolate said...

What a gorgeous lantern and I love how you've decorated it for Valentine's. Wanted to let you know I'm featuring you when my link party opens up tonight

Thiago daLuz said...

That's so cool! Do they have to be cleaned or replaced often? I know my wife would really appreciate some nifty lanterns like these. It would be so easy to match them to the themes in our apartment. Thiago | http://www.lanovasemporium.com

katysewell12 said...

I'm getting married at the end of the summer and I am in the process of planning and gathering the decor for my reception. I am going for a rustic and vintage look. I plan to have a lot of candles all over the venue. Would you happen to know where I can and should buy cheap candle lanterns? http://www.fadecors.com/default.asp?dept_id=45230&PageNumber=1&sort=

Jason Strong said...
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Jason Strong said...

These are very beautiful, and something that my mom would love! I'm trying to figure out what to get her for mothers day, and this gave me some great ideas. This is something that I'm really going to look into.

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Ron Johnson said...

This is a great gift idea. You can make the message on the lantern personalized for the person or event of your choice. It seems like it's a fairly simple project too.
Ron Johnson | Malibu Creations

Bill Stewart said...

I would like to get one of these. My girlfriend would love to hang one of these up. How much do they cost?
Bill | http://malibucreations.com/collections/marrakesh-market.html

Will Jenkins said...

I love the way it looks when it's lit! You did a real good job making this candle lantern! I'm wanting to do something similar to yours.

Will Jenkins | http://www.fadecors.com

Thiago daLuz said...

All right, so we tried making one of these and it was a huge success. It fit perfectly with the candle lanterns we'd already bought online! We're definitely going to show this to our friends. Thiago | http://www.jojosgiftsgalore.com/default.asp?dept_id=45230

Jason Strong said...

My mom is huge into decoration, and wants to change something up at our house. She loves candles, so I thought I would look for some quality cheap candle lanterns that she could use. This gave me some great insights and I hope to find some soon.

http://www.mamgiftsgalore.com/listing.asp?dept_id=45230&PageNumber=1&sort=name+ASC

Feruccio Lamborghini said...

A party is always that much better when you have candles to set the mood off. I love the design whey you can hang them from a pole and line pathways with them. I actually did that a while back for valentines day, the girl loved it.
Feruccio
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Hickory Poscery said...

This is very beautiful. I think my mother would love this for her birthday! Can I find a candle lantern in any stores or just online?

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Jak Manson said...

I really like the look of this candle holder that you added your own little flair to. It makes it that much better and makes it stand out so much better. If I could own something like this myself, I would be really happy.
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I want to get a new porch light. A vandal has shot mine out or something. I would like to get the square caged candle lantern style. The kind that they would light a candle in and let close the glass door.

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