Sunday, September 30, 2012

Celebrate Fall and Halloween!

If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would ever get done!  This project took exactly 5 mins - quick'n EZ just like I like them.  Let's face it, time to be creative is at a premium these days.  Not only can you make these mini lanterns in the blink of an eye,  you probably have all the supplies on hand:  decorative napkins, empty plastic water bottles, a piece of tape and a pair of scissors.

1.  Cut the top from a small plastic bottle about 6" from the bottom.

2.  Separate the printed layer from the paper napkin.  Trim to the height of the bottle.  Wrap around the bottle, overlapping ends about 1/2".  Trim away excess, then seal with a piece of tape.  NOTE:  You can use ModPodge to glue the paper to the bottle, but if you tape the paper in place you can re-use the bottles with other decorative napkins throughout the year.

3.  Place an LED flickering candle inside the bottle. 

That's it!  I have a ton of empty bottles, so I can place these on windowsills, the fireplace mantle and along the sidewalk.  You can also punch a hole on opposite sides at the top, then add a cord or wire hanger and hang from a tree.  It's a great way to re-cycle!  

Check out more fun ideas by hopping forward via the Designer Crafts Connection logo in my sidebar on the left.  Enjoy!  Y'all come back now!

Yours truly,
Julie :)


  1. Anonymous10/01/2012

    Love this. Sharing with my daughter as she loves candles too.

  2. Always enjoy recycle projects, especially creative ones.
    Thanks for sharing Julie

  3. That is really quite clever. Can't believe you made it in 5 minutes.