Cut Cardboard Tealight

cut nela cut Cut Cardboard Tealight

Doesn’t the tealight look most beautiful?

She‘s been cautious and inserted an electric tealight, if you’re very cautious, you can possibly even use a real one.

By the way, if you want to cut such a tealight yourself, my online cone calculator could possibly be helpful ;-))

Cut Cardboard Tealight (Another tea light)

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Online Cone Calculator

Wineglass Tea Light Holder

unikatissima Wineglass Tea Light Holder.jpg

Don’t these wineglass tea light holders look nice?
Once I’ve seen an instruction for them (that’s only available now via web archive), which was meant for Christmas with little Christmas ornaments put in the glasses.

I can’t throw away anything and so I thought that it’d look nice to fill the glasses…


unikatissima Wineglass Tea Light Holder.jpg… with hand-dyed paper scraps or…


unikatissima Wineglass Tea Light Holder.jpg… with yarn and thread scraps that I kept for reasons I can’t understand anymore ;-)


I can imagine as well to put flowers into the glasses, or carved vegetables or the apple swan or the little hors d’oeuvres penguin ;-)

Note: Be careful to fix the tea lights or even candles so that they can’t slip or topple over!

Wineglass Candles in web archive

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Chillie Anthurium
Apple Swan
Penguin Hors d’oeuvres

Faux Quilt Votives

Just Something I Made Faux Quilt Votives

I find this idea really great, too: simply scan old quilts, print, sew a little and wrap around a votive ;-)
It’s a little bit as with the Fabric/Paper Place Mat.
And I think that it would look wonderful, too, with a paper Crazy Quilt!

By the way: the paper gets more transparent when you paint it slightly with oil.
It will smell a while, but then the smell disappears ;-)

On the page she also shows how to print the quilt picture onto inkjet T-shirt transfer and embellish leather with it – great!

Faux Quilt Votives (Faux Vintage Quilt Fun)

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Fabric/Paper Place Mat
Papier Crazy Quilt

Plastic Bottle Light Chain

recyclart Plastic Bottle Light Chain

Mostly I’m unnerved by the shampoo, shower gel and detergent plastic bottles and throw them away – where I should have kept them all to make such a wonderful plastic bottle light chain.
Or a lot of other great things.

Plastic Bottle Light Chain (Colorful lights)

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Entries containing the word ‘plastic bottle’

Ice Votives

craftster Ice Votives

At the moment we’re jittering from the cold here – what better time to make some most beautiful votives from ice for the balcony or the garden?

When it get’s warm again we will be making jewelry from ice again and at every time we can make a lot of things from the plastic bottles ;-)

Ice Votives (Video – How to Make Ice Votives) (Video)

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Ice Jewelry
Entries containing the word ‘plastic bottle’

Iamond Lantern

mathpuzzle Iamond Lantern

No, no, ‘iamond’ is no typing error, these things are called like this and are nothing else than shapes composed from equilateral triangles.
Here somebody went the (for me crucial) step further and made nice lantern diagrams from.
I still must find out whether they really can be used as lanterns.

The paper lampshade on the other hand is also made from nearly equilateral triangles.

Iamond Lantern (iamonds)
The actual folding diagram (GIF file, ca. 16 KB)

About shapes made from equilateral triangles (Polyiamond)

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Paper Lampshade

Strainer Lamp

craftster Strainer Lamp

I like this lamp from a strainer and an old book very much, too.
It must give a beautiful light and if you – as said in the instruction – use a bulb that doesn’t get too hot there really shouldn’t be any problems.

And if you don’t like the lamp so much: I compiled a lot of other instructions for lamps made from a lot of things ;-))

strainer lamp

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Entries with the tag ‘light’

Stiffen Crochet Items

flickr Vilman Stiffened Crochet

Ususally I’m not interested in stiffening crochet items because I don’t make ornaments.
But when I saw the lamp I knew that I was lost ;-))

I haven’t made much research until now, but via the Google search and the Google image search I have found at least ‘About Stiffeners’ where there are a lot of recipes and instructions and even tips on how to reshape an item where necessary.

Let’s see what I will make…

Ball shaped crocheted lamp shade – you must also see the following pictures
via: ravelry project

About Stiffeners – there also hints about reshaping of an item

Google search result for ‘starch crochet’
Google image search result for ‘starch crochet’