Friday, September 7, 2012

A Fun New Light

Happy Friday Friends!

 On Wednesday, I showed you a little glimpse of our new light hanging over our reading nook.
I have been drooling over this picture I pinned quite a few months ago.

Isn't it beautiful?

So on a trip to Target to pick up some TP and hair mousse,
I spotted a lantern kit.
With this fun craft in mind, I threw it in my cart.  
And it has been sitting in  my craft room for months.
In a sincere effort to procrastinate lesson planning, I decided our reading area needed this light.

So in complete copycat fashion I created my own.

 If you decide you need one of these lights too, I highly suggest buying the lantern kit, it came with everything you need to hang it up!
Other supplies was glue gun, random paper (I used dictionary, card stock and white tissue paper) and beads.

Now I have to admit, I have a handy dandy die cut machine that cut all  my shapes for me, but you could always google for templates and cut by hand.

Then I just layered and glued away!

And she looks so purty all lit up!

I'll be linking up with a fun few gals.
You should go and check out all the amazing creativity!

Beyond The Picket Fence
House of Hepworths
The 36th Avenue 
Stuff and Nonsense 
Common Ground
Jennifer Rizzo

Hope you get a chance to actually create something you pinned this weekend . . . it's so FUN!


  1. this is beautiful! i think yours looks even better than the original! : ) you are pretty much amazing.

  2. Wow, I love it...this just might motivate me to try it too!

  3. Queen of crafts, yes you are. Have a GREAT weekend!

  4. Amazing! Yours looks better than the pinned version! Makes me want to make one :) Oh and I think we have that same die and probably the same machine, I'm guessing. Love that flower die :) Thank you for your kind email (and kind words on my last post). I need to email you back- just been busy busy around here! Hope y'all's first week of school was wonderful. Ours is off to a great start!

  5. So cute! I love it more when the light is on so you just need to work in the dark all the time so you can keep it on! And, hello? The best die-cut machine on the market!!! It's can let your readers know it's a "Big Shot". ;-) Heee...heeee....

    It's beautiful and you did a fabulous job with it! Love you, friend!

  6. thou shalt not covet, mary!

    this is FANtastico!!!

  7. oh my gosh...this is just precious! you did a great job! it's gorgeous.

  8. I think you have just inspired me to actually make something I have pinned this weekend! It looks so beautiful. I like yours more than the original too! Hope you have a great weekend! xoxo

  9. That is so attractive and I'm certainly impressed!

  10. How cute!! I love it!! What kind of die cut machine do you have? I'm looking to replace my Cricut Expression, which sadly, died...

  11. Wow!! So beautiful! It really turned out great.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
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