i have been perusing pinterest, and other line stuff, and found some really easy ideas to make some lanterns for my porch(es).
the simplest one is going to be this idea:
i am now freezing a few cans from my recycle bin.
i first put in about 1/2" of water and let that freeze. then, i came back and filled up shy of 1/2" from the top and put back in the freezer. (the idea of the 1st small freeze is to keep the bottom of the can from bulging out --- i'll let you know!)
the idea is to have a nice solid core before i start punching holes into the cans with a nail & hammer.
once that is done --- the ice will melt. i will dry off my cans, and then spray paint with some red glossy paint i picked up today.
i already have some 16 gauge wire if i want to make handles.
and for candles? ... i have some tea lights (and picked up 4 battery operated tea lights as well).
... i brought a friend home. i saw this fellow when i was out & about yesterday. i have another one in green.
yep, a froggy planter.
i know. i can't help it. it's cute. and functional. and now i have 2! lol!
the plant in the back of mr. froggy is a wandering jew. the piece in mr. froggy now was "rescued" from a few feet away where i park my truck. my neighbors had 4 hanging baskets over their gate --- and just let them die. and some of the pieces had fallen to the ground and taken root.
one day, i pinched one of these pieces and brought inside to grow roots in a shot glass.
as, i'm doing now, again ....
maybe in a week, there will be roots enough to go into mr. froggy the second =)
also, now looking at how much my plant has grown, i might pinch it back and put that piece in water too!