The meandering thoughts of a modern-day hearth witch.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Hearth and Home // Faerie Lanterns

I have been wanting to do this for ages.

The necessary items were gathered together - an empty jar, a small amount of salt, some strong wire, hedgerow berries and leaves and a pair of scissors. 

Wire was wrapped and looped tightly around the jar, providing a sturdy handle from which to hang the faerie lantern.

Salt was sprinkled in to the bottom of the jar, providing a layer of sparkly 'snow'. 

Twined around the handle, ivy and hawthorn berries bring Nature's Yule offerings and the colours of the season. 

A candle was lit and the lantern is bringing light and cheer to my living room.

I loved making this! So simple yet it brings together my favourite aspects of the season; the berry red and evergreen plants from outside and the flickering light of a candle.


12 musings:

faerwillow said...

~avie...this is too funny...we have been making these as of late!!! i made these long ago for our wedding and have continued through the years...our minds must be on the same path...looking and seeking more light...yours looks beautiful all aglow...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Ponderosa Pagan said...

this looks awesome! I cant wait to try it out!

Laura said...

that's beautiful!

Captain Shagrat said...

I love it... so simple as you say but ever so effective. Might have a go myself if I get time

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Beautiful...super echanting!! yay!

Anonymous said...

I love it! Thinking of making a few as Christmas gifts.

BTW....made the tumeric ginger tea and it was absolutely divine!


Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh, this is so enchanting! And seems quite easy to make. Thank you for sharing this beautiful project. I hope you are feeling better. :) Theresa

laoi gaul~williams /I\ said...

oh so beautiful! i made some lanterns a few years ago but nowhere near as lovely!
a great inspiration~imagine the spreading warm glow that is going to spread from this post :)

Rowan said...

That is so pretty, I love that it uses natural evergreens and berries.

Wendy said...

These are so beautiful. I am like the most un-crafty person, but I definitely want to make these. They would be beautiful lined up on my winter faery altar.

Crystalrainbow said...

oh how wonderful am adding to my list to do's :)

Celia said...

I love this! What beautiful lanterns.....I can't wait to make one for myself!

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