I enjoy occasional trips to Ikea - there is so much to see and I find lots of great items at very affordable prices. I really appreciate the clever designs and it is always fun to find something that gives you an idea for your own craft projects.
I am also fascinated by the names that they give to each item. Our house has lots of "Billy" bookcases. Some of the names can be difficult to remember but I like the challenge! It is interesting to see how many languages are included in the instructions that come with a product.
This candle lantern has 31 sets of instructions!
The etched glass has a simple eyelet type pattern. I think it is lovely and it was only $2.99. If you wanted to personalize this shade for an event, you could easily add gems to accent the pattern.
The design is very clever - the handle reaches down to the base and the glass shade rests neatly on the ring at the bottom. I added the glass votive holder - you could also use a metal cup tealight.
I created this background for a scrapbook page in the Silhouette Studio software based on the shade design. I'll try cutting it out next week.
Remember - inspiration is everywhere!
I'll be flying home today - and then I think I'll be staying put, at least for a little while. I hope you are having a great weekend.
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