3.11.12

DIY: metal cone lantern

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The week of DIY's is coming to a close after today so I only have a couple more to share with you.

This one is a great Christmas DIY made from a metal sheet and some very basic tools.

You'll need:
sheet metal (from most craft stores)
strong scissors
pencil & string (for making the 1/4 circle)
LED candle

I started by cutting two 1/4 circles which you can do by starting in the corner of the metal, tie the string to you pencil and pivot to make the circular edge. Then cut out the piece and carefully shape until you get a cone. The metal keeps its shape to tuck one end under the other & it will stay.
Use a flameless, LED battery operated candle to keep the metal from getting too hot or just leave them without!

16 comments:

  1. Wery nice:) can you please tell me where you found the hangign white cabinet with sliding doors?:)

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  2. Gorgeous Jennifer! You're a genius!

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  3. Ah, so beautiful and simple!

    Have a nice evening!

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  4. I love this! It looks very stylish yet simple to make!

    Theresa
    http://bomamma.blogspot.com

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  5. this are sweet! it'd be cool to make a string of lights made of these!

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  6. I love your new floor! And the DIY is great :) Annie

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  7. Beautiful and so simple! Love this!
    Xo katie
    www.ncdots.com

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  8. I love the lantern, I like the gray lace on the side of the blog.
    Emma
    http://emmavogelsang.blogspot.com

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  9. Love this! And super simple. On my list... xo

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  10. Hi, there--this is lovely. I have searched high and low for the sheet metal at Michael's and at Pat Catan's. I can't find anything like it. Do you have any suggestions of other places to look? Thanks.

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  11. Anon, check your local hardware store or home depot for the metal sheeting.

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  12. so simple but how decorative! like it a lot!

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-Jennifer

 

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