A few weeks ago a very talented crafting friend of mine - Canadian Nickel Scrap'n - posted a photo of her Christmas place settings HERE. That was it - I was out the door and heading off to order the Tim Holtz Rustic Lantern die to make my own. And then Nicole posted her amazing lantern garland HERE and I was doubly glad I had bought this die - although making that one will be a job for 2014!
I obviously made my own version of Nicole's idea - and I added a box glued between my lanterns to hold the BATTERY operated candles so the whole thing could be picked up and moved easily. The box was made using a 3 1/2"square - scored at 1"all around FYI.
The Holly and Berries were cut using my Silhouette Cameo - from a file from their store - the 3D Holly Gift Card Box. I have also made the boxes for gifts that these came attached too but they also work on other things :) . I added some gold stickles to the lanterns "switch" and inked the edges too. A twine bow and a name label and they were done. The first one took the longest - once I had my production line going I sailed through the rest.
And on that note I want to wish ALL of my followers a
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR