Sunday, 8 January 2012

Scandinavian-style Festive Lanterns

Hi all. Still in festive mood, as you've probably noticed. Got some outstanding stuff to show, which I didn't manage to do so before Christmas. A while ago I had a great idea to make my own festive lanterns with a sort of Nordic look so I started turning a few black metal-framed lanterns (from Poundworld!!) into white festive Scandinavian tealight holders. They had been sprayed with a white gloss first, dried up then I removed all the glass panes and painted all sorts of Christmassy motifs on each one. I used only white outliner and red glass paint. Motifs were kept simple as possible and they vary - from snowflakes, Scandinavian stars, reindeers to stockings, gloves and folky hearts etc.



And this is what the individual motifs looks like:


And this is when they are lit, with tealights inside...

Finally I can enjoy my long-awaited completed project! Wish it was Christmas again!

Sunday night and it's time for the 1st Hand-made Monday this year. Come on, join in and have fun!

27 comments:

  1. These are just awesome! I love the way they look lit, I don't know how you make something so gorgeous! I would love to fill my house with them! They would be so pretty all year long. :)

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    1. I love creating pretty little things - it's my way of living ;)
      thanks x x

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  2. Martha these are fantastic and lit even more so.

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  3. Happy New Year. As a BIG candle fan and a lover of lanterns (all around my garden), I think these are fabulous and would love them in my home. They are so pretty.

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    1. Thank you x x
      If I had a garden all to my own, I'd have 100s of lanterns and candles in it!

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  4. Really pretty, you can never have too many lanterns(in my view!) and these are amazing!

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  5. Oh my owrd, they are truly amazing. I love how you have translated your favourite designs into another medium and done it so well.

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    1. Thanks Wendy. Trying different techniques - it's what I like :) Love to see same topic expressed thru different media.

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  6. They look stunning especially when they are lit up. Have to admit your red and white work has been part of inspiration for my tutorial this week - thank you!

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    1. Great to hear that Ros! Pleasure to be a source of inspiration to someone :)

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  7. Absolutely stunning- especially when lit up.

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  8. I love these they are gorgeous!!!! Amazing! x

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  9. They are amazing, I love red and white together. They would sell like hotcakes if you put them up for sale for this Christmas. Love them. x

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    1. Thank you. I'm afraid I would find it difficult to part with them ;)

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  10. What a brilliant idea, they look so nice. Only 356 days to christmas, best you start now!

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  11. These are gorgeous Martha and when lit so cosy Mich x

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  12. I can only say WOW - they look amazing and your artwork is so precise and gorgeous.
    Jo x

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  13. They are so nice and look cosy for night time when lighted.

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  14. I just wanted to let you know that I have awarded you the Liebster blog award :) I love following your posts and thought I would share you blog! I have written a blog post and have linked to your site xx

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    1. Oh thank you very much Sarah! x x x

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  15. Oh! These are beautiful! What a great and festive idea! I've enjoyed looking through all your Scandinavian work this afternoon, so lovely! You make me want to get out my knitting!

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