I had the luxury of having my hair done for GN’s Confirmation last week and while waiting for my turn with the stylist, I picked up a magazine to pass the time. On page 33 of the November 2012 issue of Good Housekeeping, there was a sweet idea to make Cozy lanterns by using old sweaters, glass canning jars and LED votive candles. The process included cutting the cuffs from old sweaters with part of the sleeve too, depending on the size jar one used. Excess sleeve length could just be tucked under the jar. The jars were photographed on stairs.
I thought it was a great idea, but I had no old sweaters that I wanted to cut up. I do have wristers (wrist warmers) that already do double duty as skein cuffs to keep my yarn intact as I knit. I had the LED votives and the canning jars, so this was a fun thing to do yesterday. It really made the living room festive for Sunday Night Football!
I photographed them on the stairs, first, per the article, but I’m not fond of having things on the stairs.
My cheery new lanterns will make their home in my living room for now and with a change of color, my Thanksgiving table.
Thank you, Good Housekeeping!