Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Halloween Fairy


I dont usually decorate my home for Halloween except for carved pumpkins but I wanted to make these lovely little lanterns and I got distracted on the way. These are so simple to make. I cut 12 x 1"x8" strips. Punch a whole in the top and bottom of each (altogether is easiest). Thread some ribbon/fibres from the top through the bottom adding beads if you wish. Tie a knot at the bottom when you have the nice lantern shape. Fan out the strips and you have a lovely lantern. I pulled mine back a bit to make it open for my little Paper Whimsey fairy. Her wings are a butterfly stamped on acetate and coloured with alcohol inks. I glued some fibres and embellies to the inside of the lantern. =0)

16 comments:

Em's Blog said...

These are fab Carrie.. love them!

jo capper-sandon said...

what an ingenious idea!!

Angela Sumner said...

ooooooooooo!!!

this is fabulous!! i want one!!
i'm going to have a go at one i think! :)

joanne wardle said...

wow that is fabulous. I'm going to get the kids to do these. love how you decorated the inside of yours!!

Saturday Stampers said...

LOVE this Carrie, definately will be getting the kids making these, brilliant!!! Kaz x

Penny said...

Very clever and so sweet!

Donna said...

Great idea really like them

noelle said...

Gorgeous Carrie - thanks for sharing

Karva said...

carrie that is fantastic, well done

Lana said...

Ingenious! Love it!

Hermine said...

it looks great.

Magickdiva said...

These are lovely - might have to have a go at these!

Nicole said...

oh just fabtacular and what a fab idea :-)

Storm said...

What an unusual idea. it is lovely

Greensleeves said...

What a fab pumpkin lantern, I want one too! It is fab!

Debbie said...

That is so cool......what an excellent idea...