So today, for some reason, I decided to get my D.I.Y. on!
I guess I was just feeling crafty! Or maybe I was just inspired after I saw this picture:
I think originally I saw it pinned on Pinterest and it was something for sale on a website like Etsy (but it wasn’t Etsy), but it was sold out. So I took a screen shot of it…and promptly forgot about it.
Well today I happened to notice it just sitting there on my desktop, and it was beckoning me to click on it! When I did I immediately thought…“I could make that!” I always crack myself up when I think stuff like that. Because the truth is, I’m really not all that crafty of a crafter….but for some reason I have flashes of MADNESS where I think I AM! :-) This was one of those times.
So MY version of this project turned out to be a bit on the “rustic” side….but I also think it’s hard to go wrong with anything that involves flickering “candlelight”. Especially at Christmastime. Besides, I think I invested all of maybe 30 minutes in the making of it, so I’d say that’s a good amount of crafting bang for my buck.
The original “Luminary Cups” I THINK were made out of some sort of metal. Well, I knew THAT wasn’t going to be happening for MY project….so I used the next best thing…paper. :-)
I bought a 12-pack of red party cups from the gift wrapping section of the grocery store and I already had a dozen battery-operated tea lights on hand from the recent tree decorating challenge. The only other supplies I used were an Xacto knife and some masking tape. Oh, and I printed off some block letters using this font from my computer.
I taped each individual letter to a cup with small pieces of masking tape……
…and proceeded to cut the letters out with my Xacto knife. This was my favorite part! I just loving making stuff with my Xacto Knife! Maybe I’m a frustrated surgeon! ;-)
After I had the letter completely cut out, I carefully peeled off the paper and the masking tape, making sure not to tear any of the cup.
Here they all are ready for “assembly” (which basically meant flipping the switch on all the tea lights and placing one in each cup.)
Each time I walked by my “creation” tonight I had to: A) stop and admire it and B) smile. :-) Little flickering candles just scream Christmas to me! Now I am dying to get all the rest of the Christmas decorations out tomorrow! (Much to the hubster’s chagrin.)
I’ll leave you with another one of my award-winning video productions! (Although it was hard to beat the Flying Ghost video!) Since the “flickering candles” really MAKE this mantle decoration…I had to share.
Pretty great huh?? ;-) Just imagine it when it’s dark outside and all the lights are out. Even No. 3 son was impressed with that!
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