Back in 2015 I posted about a medieval-inspired lantern that I made using photo frames and velum. Since I now have access to the laser cutter through the MakerSpace, I decided that it might be nice to try a similar project with this tool instead. Continue reading
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.
Although I haven’t blogged about all things Steampunk in a while, I thought I’d send out a message about a cool steampunk-y find from Michaels…
In the $1.50 section right now they have extra large 6″ long ‘test tubes’ with black stoppers or cork stoppers. The glass does have “not suitable for food” on it, though I have no idea why… unless the glass is coated with something? (If you can think of any reason, please let me know in the comments below!)
I picked up 6 of them for a possible project – but I wanted to share them with my local readers too.
I don’t know if other Michael’s will have them too, but if you’re in Calgary, I found them at the Westhills location on Tuesday. If you think you could use them – leave me a message with what your ideas are!
Oh.. while I was there I also grabbed a nice lantern with a battery-operated candle. It’s kind of steampunk-y too I think, though I bought it to put with my Norse feast kit for the time being. (At least until my other project (spoilers!) is complete…)