Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Wine Glass Candle Lamp

The fabulous ladies over at The Event Essentials posted this and I just had to share it with my readers as well!
Found on Charles and Marie on how to take a wine glass and make it into a mini lamp candle holder. It’s absolutely adorable and can be used for many different events.

Made out of fragile parchment, each set contains 3 different shades with cute and whimsical designs that are printed in a faint white. All you need to do is take them out of the package roll them up, drop a candle into a wine glass and add the lampshade. That’s it. Instantly the white pattern is transformed to a darker shade (as if it were a shadow) and a wine glass is turned into a sweet miniature lamp.
Save-on-Crafts has a great instructions on how to make your very own Wine Glass Candle Lamp
Materials8-1/2″ x 11″ (21.8cm x 28cm) sheets of vellum (one per lamp)Scissors Scissors with decorative blades Decorative paper punch in desired shape Glue pen Wineglass Votive candle or a LED Battery Operated Tea Light Candle putty (floral clay)
1.Lampshade Pattern (PDF file click here)To view this file, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader
2. Trace the lampshade pattern onto the sheet of vellum. Cut the straight ends and the inner curve using plain scissors with decorative blades.
2. Punch designs about 1″ (2.5 cm) from the lower edge, spacing the designs evenly.
3. Apply a thin line of glue (a glue pen works well for this) to one straight end. Lap the other end over the glued end, forming the shade.
4. Secure the votive candle and set the lampshade atop a wine glass