Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Tea Light

©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2014


It is never too early to start on Christmas gifts or decorations. I love the battery operated tea lights and use them several places in my home for ambiance. We have a lovely log home in the Arizona White Mts. And I wanted to add some rustic touches to the Christmas decorations. I think you will agree that this project fits that perfectly. 

Supplies:

  • Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits
  • A sunny window
  • Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
  • Westcott™ Personal paper cutter and scissors
  • Beacon QuickGrip™ Adhesive
  • Scraps of tan paper (think brown paper bag), olive green (think junk mail, etc.)
  • AG #555 Champagne Glass Lampshade template
  • Wooden candle stick or tall wine glass
  • Battery operated tea light
  • Dies:   CheeryLynn™ fringe and Sizzix Tim Holtz pine cone 
  • Large embossing folder 
  • Die cut machine: Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur

Instructions:
  1. Follow the directions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to make tan slurry.
  2. Use the lampshade template to create one lampshade (this should be fairly thick.)
  3. Make one sheet of thick tan paper.
  4. When the sheet of paper is dry die cut the pine cones.
  5. Make olive green slurry, then make one sheet of olive green paper.
  6. When the paper is dry die cut the fringe (evergreen pieces.)
  7. When the lamp shade is dry emboss it with the embossing folder.
  8. Slightly overlap the edge of the shade and secure with the QuickGrip™ adhesive.
  9. Follow the die directions to assemble the pine cones and the fringe (evergreen pieces.)
  10. Use the Beacon QuickGrip™ adhesive to attach the evergreen pieces evenly around the top and bottom of the lampshade.
  11. Nestle and attach the pine cones evenly in the evergreen.

Turn the tea light on. Place the tea light in the wooden candle stick or inside the tall wine glass. Enjoy.

Think of all the different ways you could create these lampshades. You could change them out with the four seasons or create them to match someone’s d√©cor -- great gift idea.

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