Monday, November 28, 2011

Make Your Own Too Easy Christmas Beachy Lantern


Wanna find out how to make some beachy bling bling for your coastal Christmas table or Mantel?  Well the next part of my Too Easy Christmas Series reveals all......... about the making of this cute little lantern.    No matter if it's not a 5 minute walk to the beach for you either, as all the parts to this project can be sourced from your local crafting or thrift store and perhaps the local garden centre for a scoop of white sand.


The hardest part in making the lantern was the fight against gravity. Not sure about you, but I don't have time to sit and hold the shells in place until the glue becomes tacky enough to keep them there.  The problem was solved by setting this whole exercise up at the end of my kitchen bench, with the jar on its side.  Each time I walked past the end of the bench, I would add one or two more shells.  Finally making it around, full circle. Using this process I will have more than enough to give away as gifts or for a centrepiece running down the centre of my dining table for Christmas.


The beauty of these Too Easy lanterns is you can use these them all through the year. Just change out the ribbon as desired.  By Christmas mine may all be tied up in red bows.


I was fondling the nautical stripes at my local fabric shop this morning and I kept going back to red.  I haven't committed completely to it yet, but the red ticking looked so fabulous and would make a great base for a nautical Christmas table.   



 But for now I'm going with shiny blue.  I'll be adding more Too Easy Christmas Ideas to the tab on the top of my side bar throughout December, so be sure to pop back and check it out from time to time.  In the mean time have a great week!!!!!!



Today I'm partying at a great new party over at Life Love and Hiccups called Wonderful Weekends.  Why not go on over and check it out!!!!!!
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23 comments :

  1. TOO Easy...great lanterns. Yours look lovely! Leahx

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  2. very pretty! love the turquoise colour scheme.
    x

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  3. Beautiful! Lovely use for the hundreds of shells I have in jars.

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  4. Oh Carolyn - I knew you would come up wih something fabulous and incredibly beautiful. I can't wait to see more of your Too Easy Christmas ideas. Thank you so much for joining in :) xx

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  5. This is a clever colorful idea. I use coral and shells. I love the two turquoise ornaments, too.

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  6. Now where did you get that heavenly shade of sea green ribbons and baubles? Love it. such a gorgeous colour!

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  7. Very pretty! I love the color of the ribbon! very beachy!

    XO,
    Jane

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  8. What beautiful jars! Seaside Christmases are the best! It's about the only sand I can tolerate would be in these jars. I love the little candles sitting in the sand <3

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  9. Hi...you were after me at MM linky party, and I'm already a follower! Small world! I wish I could spend Christmas on a beach...lucky! This is such a light and airy posting...a feel-good post!
    Thanks!

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  10. These are gorgeous!! And don't look too impossible to make!! xx

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  11. I *must* know where you got that glittery ribbon from!

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  12. These are great excellent idea I'm going to try this, just saw yout link over at Wonderful weekends with Sonia.Have a lovely day my friend.

    Always Wendy

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  13. How pretty --- perfect for Christmas at the beach.

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  14. What a cute idea! Love the aqua glittery ribbon.
    Rhonda

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  15. These are beautiful. I love that you glued the shells to the outside. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

    P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

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  16. Great lanterns and nice beachy colors. I am using coral and shells in some of my Christmas displays this year too. Makes me want a vacation! Following you.
    Kelly

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  17. Beautiful decor!! Those are my favorite colors! Great job!!

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  18. Simply BEAUTIFUL!

    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

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  19. This is GORGEOUS!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party! (and red during the holidays!) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-15.html

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  20. How beautiful! WOW! I really love your ideas! ♥

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  21. Hi Carolyn & Merry Christmas! Your Beachy Jar is one of our favorite Coastal Christmas Crafts...

    http://www.sallyleebythesea.com/2011/12/coastal-christmas-day-21-christmas.html

    Hugs,
    Marie & Liz

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