Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Hurricane Lamps ... revisited ...

With the weather having cooled down significantly ... all my candles collection is coming out ... along are also coming feeling to entertain with the twinkly lights ... and I hit upon some old pictures I took for a crafts post I did last Chirtmas ... I know ... I know I should have waited till Christmas ... but I am so into lighting up the place these days I couldn't contain my urge to share these picture ... who knows I'll post them again as Chritmas ideas revisited ... hope you too enjoy some lovely lighting up ideas for that cozy do ... you are planning ... are you ??? ... :)











These beautiful hurricane lamps are made of paper...with tea light candles inside them. Make as many as you want and put them around in groups...the effect of the candle light is enough to set you in the mood to celebrate.
For this craft project you'll need... gateway paper,it is stiff and stands well (you'll find it at all big stationary strores that stock up for architectural students
... paper punch (christmas themed design)
...glue stick
...scissors
How to ...Cut the paper into different sizes you'd like (rectangles or squares)... punch one side of the sheet with the design you decide on (I found these beautiful double star design punch)...this side goes up(not down because then your candle will show through)...overlap the two sides of the sheet and stick them with the glue stick. You've madeyourself a beautiful hurricane lamp... put it over a tealight candle.

19 comments:

Patricia Torres said...

I love the Christmas posts!! Excellent! Wish we didnt have to wait a whole year for Christmas. Nice Blog.. well written and lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing!

Rajee Sood said...

Hey Patricia,
Tell me about it ...Christmas is definitely one of the most colorful times in our home ... and can't help humming the Santa songs all year long. :D ... great you dropped by...makes sharing so much more fun.

Latin Sardar said...

Luuurrrrrve the pics!!!

Nice ideas for a cool romantic evening with... anyway...

Doodleduck said...

Lovely arrangement......something wrong with my feeder though...it didnot show the new post.....

Priya said...

Absolutely gorgeous blog! i'm through with all posts on flower arrangement and gardening..love all the pictures
Thanks for sharing!

btw..came here from rangdecor...

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Praji,
Shopping with mom and sis... reading my blog ... we'll make a fine man outta you ... its all part of a bigger conspiracy by the womenkind ... do I see you heading to the candle shop ... ;)

Rajee Sood said...

HiDD,
Hope you get to see the images soon ... thanks for dropping by.

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Priya,
Great to have you drop by from Archana's blog ... we are a mutual admiration society :)
Oh dear I know ... I will sure add more to these sections ... your commennts are very encouraging ... be sure to come by and tell me more of what all you may enjoy .Lovely to hear from you :)

Brabourne Farm said...

I can see why you couldn't wait until Christmas - they're just gorgeous! Leigh

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Leigh,
On a soggy... soaky... morning of monsoons ... hearing from you is wonderful ... its soooo wet out here ... I just feel like like stitching of the elctricity and live on candle light ... :)
Plus, I was wanting to get in touch with you ... have not been able to get on your blog ... cause everytime I do ... muliple windows start opening up of your blog and it doesn't stop just jams my system ... never happens with any other blog ... was wondering if you face any prob's as well ... I do miss having a look at all your gorgeous images ... din't have youe e-mail or else I would have e-mailed you... :)

Rekha said...

Thanks for stopping by Rajee. Love your blog and will be back for more :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Rekha,
Loved being over at yours... and love having you over..

Shruti Mehendale said...

Love your photography of each and every item clicked looks like someone has passion for photography...

Impressed with the simple art and the way it is presented I am getting inspired to do something of my creativity

Rajee Sood said...

Hey Shruti,
This is asolutely delightful that you'd be inspired by my blog ... do keep me posted on your endevours ... would love to drop by and have a peak ... :)
Thankyou for taking the time to leave me your comments ... appreciate all your compliments ... they are very encouraging ... :)

binu said...

love'em!!

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Binu,
Thankyou ... glad you enjoyed them ... :)

Radhika said...

Thank you for such a nice blog and sharing your creativity of making hurricane lamps. I would love to try them

I have query, won't lamps made out of gateway sheet catch fire? Are they safe with tea-light candles?

- Radhika

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Radhika,
Am I glad you enjoy my blog.It is a flammable material,so you will need to take care.Or you might try a variation with fairy lights ... :)

Geetika said...

Hi, its really lovely to see you can dig out cool ideas that can be done in a jiffy. Lamps look beautiful. I have one question though. Is there a base on which you've put the tea lights? Coz I can see its put on a runner. Would it be safe?

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