Light up the Holidays with LeeLooking for some extra decorating ideas for the holidays? Need a last-minute hostess gift? Try making a festive little candle lamp from a wine glass.
This has my holiday DIY project and it’s turned out to be a lot of fun. I bought a bunch of thrift store wineglasses ranging in price from twenty-five to ninety-nine cents, sheets of vellum and semi-transparent holiday giftwrap, a package of tealight candles and a glue stick—and I was set.
I also have some decorative scissors and a cherub hole punch, and now for fun I’ve started to add some trim to the base of the wine glasses. It’s also a great way to use up stray beads and scraps of ribbon.
Want to try making some of your own? You’ll find lampshade templates here, here and here. Most shades can be cut from an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper, although you’ll need to adjust the depth of shade to accommodate a taller glass.
Let’s light up the holidays together!
PS: To celebrate the holidays and the July 2010 release of Firefighter Daddy, my next Harlequin American Romance, I’m running a December contest on my blog, The Writer Side of Life. The prize is an autographed 2010 firefighter calendar and other goodies to be determined.