Tentacle candle shade

Octopus candle shade

Octopus candle shade

Back when the maker studio was open, I started a few different projects that I ended up putting aside when the pandemic shut everything down. I ended up filing a bunch of them away, but during spring cleaning came across one of them – this cute paper shade for an electric candle.

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Medieval lantern crafting

Lights off with a burning candle inside

Lights off with a burning candle inside

In an earlier post, I mentioned that I had picked up a battery-operated lantern that I hoped to use with my Norse feast kit – for the time being, until another project was completed… well this is that project!

I’ve seen a few ‘medieval lanterns’ online, in particular on Pinterest, and figured that although there might be more complicated ways of making this, that I could probably make something that was similar, even without great woodworking skills.

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