Monday, June 30, 2008
Okay, this is such and easy trick to beautify those citronella candles that we all NEED right now!
I found the round lantern at Ikea, and the oblong lanterns at Marukai, a local dollar store. both were simple white lanterns just BEGGING to be glimmerized.
So I did it.
And I love how they came out. All in all it was under $10 for the lanterns and candles, and I just sprayed them with glimmer mist to match my decor. I love the way they look illuminated and even during the day they sparkle and shine!
The colors I used were:
round- black cherry, passion red, tiger lily, sunflower, lemon zest, and gold
oblong-lemon zest, gold, tiger lily, iridescent gold, coffee shop
oblong- forest green, turquoise blue, patina, midnight blue, sapphire, deep plum, black cherry
I pretty much do a once over with iridescent gold on everything. it give a slight gold shimmer to anything!
So now, a cool solution to hiding my ugly citronella candles. and they look really cool on our outdoor coffee table.
A little addition: they don't catch on fire as long as you use a candle that is self contained. I used citronella candles in little terra cotta pots. you just need to make sure that the exhaust hole on top is big enough to let the smoke out too, or elst the smoke will extinguish the candle., guess I should have mentioned this earlier!
hope this helps!
So here is to cool bug free nights!!!