Autumn LuminarySeptember 19th, 2008 in projects
It may still be warm in your neck of the woods, but Minnesota makes fools of
us all. Yep, fall is coming. Replace the waning daylight with warm
candlelight through this autumn-themed luminary. Makes you want a cup of cider, doesn't it?
Round galvanized container (ours is 9 in. tall and 5 1/2 in. diameter)
Six junk washers with 1/2 in. centers
3/4 yard ribbon
One piece of junk hardware
Gorilla Super Glue
Sand (any kind)
4 to 6 in. pillar candle
1/2 in. drill bit
Step 1: Clean galvanized container.
Step 2: Measure circumference with twine.
Step 3: Measure to desired height.
Step 4: Cut fabric to these sizes allowing for a 1/2 in. overlap.
Step 5: Apply decoupage glue to container.
Step 6: Apply Gorilla Super Glue to backside edges of fabric.
Step 7: Adhere fabric to container smoothing out any wrinkles.
Step 8: Apply coat of decoupage to fabric, let dry for 30 minutes. Repeat this process three to five times.
Step 9: When last coat of decoupage glue is dry, spray with water and wet sand with fine sand paper.
Step 10: Measure top edge of container, preparing to drill holes. Space evenly.
Step 11: Drill holes with 1/2 in. drill bit
Step 12: File holes with metal file for smooth finish.
Step 13: Affix washers over holes with Gorilla Super Glue.
Step 14: Tie ribbon above fabric, adding electrical wire and junk hardware as embellishment.
After you make it, show it off to other members in the Member Junk area.
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