Last Monday, we commemorated Labor Day here in the US. This day is the unofficial end of summer. Boohoo! But that won't stop me from enjoying my time outdoors -- not until I feel autumn's chill.
Today, we're making a project for an outdoor party.
We're using a bunch of these empty blah milk cartons
that we've cleaned inside & out.
Using a box cutter, remove some parts of the carton.
Make sure to make an open slot at the bottom.
To cover the printed areas of the carton,
attach some plain or printed paper with a glue stick.
Another option is painting the carton.
Use a paper doily (tulle or lace scraps can work as well)
to cover the open parts of the carton.
Secure doily ends to the carton with glue.
TADA! A romantic garden lantern!
I found these battery operated tea lights at the department store.
No flame, no fire hazards!
Insert a tea light at the bottom slot.
TADA! It now looks like a real garden light.
Use these as centerpieces on your outdoor dinner table,
to line a pathway or hang these on low tree branches
in your garden (punch a hole on the top of the box &
add a some wire for easy hanging).
Goes to show you that I'm not ready to
say goodbye to summer just yet!