Light It Up

Last night was a fundraiser night for my church Young Women. We put on a spaghetti dinner (along with the young men) and silent auction. We had a lot of fabulous donations for local businesses and some church members. We had a really good turn out for the dinner to! The food was really good, though I think the girls did get a little carried away with the garlic they put on the bread!

For the centerpieces on each table, I made up 10 of these:

I got the tutorial on how to make them HERE.  

I didn't follow her template exactly. For the lip portion of the lid, I just used some cereal box cardboard that I cut at 2.75x2.75" and layered 4 or 5 pieces together. I figured it fit better and was easier to do.  I also just used a nestie (next to the largest for both Label 8 & 4) for the windows.
I tried to make the first two the way the tutorial showed, but it just took too much time, and I had to make 10! I ended up preferring the Nestie window anyway.
For the chipboard piece used for the bottom of the lantern and the lid, I used some 3.5 square coasters I had gotten at Micheal's a while back that have been collecting dust. They were polka dotted on one side, so I just put that side down, so they weren't noticeable unless you picked them up. 

Here are some closer pictures:

I had a few people at the dinner ask me where I got them and were really surprised that I had made them. 

Hope you have a 
 Happy Easter.


lynn said...

rachel, these are so cute! thanks for the link and i hope your easter is wonderful:)

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful lanterns, Rachel!!

Martha said...

oh wow, what wonderful projects, they look awesome!

chickadee3357 said...

Great idea!

Angie Blom said...

Oh Rachel these are beautiful.. I likey!!