Crafts: Lace Lantern

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I adapted an idea a friend shared with me and created a lace lantern using a glass vase from the thrift store and an old lace tablecloth.

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The glass vases come in different heights and can be purchased for about $1. The first thing I did was measure around the glass vase and cut the required length of old lace table cloth.

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For this project I used the edge of the lace cloth so that it would be the top and get matched up to the rim of the vase. I used the glue gun to fasten it to the edge, making sure I only did a small section at a time as the glue dries quickly.

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One the top was all glued on, and the side trimmed and glued I worked on the bottom. I had purposefully cut it longer than the glass vase so that it would fold in and cover the bottom.

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Here it is all glued on with a view of the outside and inside.

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Inside I put a small string of lights that work on a battery pack. It looked good on its own, but I decided to add a bit of greenery so that it can be used at Christmas time.

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You could add things for various seasons – coloured leaves for Fall, flowers for spring or summer, a snowflake for winter. You are only limited by your own imagination.

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It will be a lovely addition to the mantle on those dark winter nights.

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I use other glass vases to store and display some of my collection of rocks and shells.

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Another project with a portion of the old lace tablecloth was to recover the spine on the American Woman cookery book. This is an old cookery book that belonged to my mother and it long ago lost the original spine. It never felt finished to me, but I can’t decide what else to add to the edges of the spine.

Some other projects repurposing old glass.

Feeling inspired? See lots more ideas on my Christmas page.

4 Responses

  1. Debbie- Dabble

    The how you used the lace and it looks so pretty when lit up!! No, I am never bored and since I retired, it seems like there are not enough hours in the day for me to do everything that I want to do!! LOL!!
    Thanks so much for taking the time to visit!!
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  2. Myrtle

    Very pretty Linda and could cover all seasons, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other occasions.

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