Did you want to be an astronaut when you were little? I did! There was just something about the idea of space. Leaving the earth’s atmosphere and floating above it all and seeing things that only a handful of people have. This new lamp from Acorn Studio, a Taiwanese design firm, has made a way to make it possible for everyone to have a little piece of space… the moon.
This lamp, named Luna, resembles the shape and color of the moon. So cool. It comes in a variety of sizes too. Your personal moon can be anywhere from 3.2 inches to 23.6 inches. Judging from the pictures, I would want the XXS (3.2 inches) or XL (19.7 inches). The little one would make a perfect night light and the XXL would make a perfect ceiling lamp. Here is someone else who wanted to go into space. He wanted to steal the moon. He succeeded too! But only for a few minutes. Lol. I’m sure you’ve seen the movie.
Here’s the link to all the details on this beautiful lantern…
Do you eat canned chicken or tuna? Well today’s your lucky day! Here is a fun craft repurposing those tins. You can make cute little tin votives out of them. This is very simple but looks incredibly awesome. It would be the perfect mood lighting; I’m thinking holiday.
Gather together tin cans, patterned paper, scissors, clothespins, glue, hanger, string, and candles. I have all of those supplies already and I bet you do as well. Crafting win! Battery LED tea lights would be a good idea too. No fire risk either but more expensive to buy in the long run.
Did you know that many firehouses have those battery operated candles available for rent? That’s probably how your cousin had 5,000 at her wedding. (Lucky lady!) Buying that many would have cost as much as the plane tickets to Fiji alone. Here is one such program. I bet there are lots of them.
How is your party hosting? Does it need to be brought up a notch? (Mine could do with some fine tuning.) Maybe it’s your lighting that needs some work. Maybe you need a sparkle ball. A sparkle ball is like a disco ball but less 70’s and more DIY. And more amazing. Definitely more amazing.
You’ll need some clear plastic cups, staples, twinkle lights, and something to drill a hole in the bottom of the cups. I’m thinking dance party! The lights that flash would look best for that. Since the lights are stapled inside the globe you better test them first. It would be awful for them not to work after all that! Adding some glitter to the cups would really make it sparkle!
Here are some other fun DIY pendant lights. You can never have too many fun lights. They just do so much for ambiance. I like the globe and colander best.
I love Dana from Made Everyday. She has the best tutorials that show us how to make fun things out of ordinary everyday things (thus the name). This latest tutorial is all about turning string and glue into stunning lampshades, balls, and globes. They are lovely!
This looks really easy and I want to try it someday! It will take some hard work and two whole days to dry but still pretty easy. Christmas decorations? Yes! They can match any decoration scheme and they’re easy and affordable. I love the lampshade version. The decorative balls are nice but the shades are the best!
Here’s a tip from my personal experience…pull the string from the inside out. It will go much easier and faster. This is the perfect DIY for kids. You could use balloons if you are short on balls but they won’t give the perfect round shape. Looking for more string crafts? Apartment Therapy has some really fun ones. I didn’t know that there was such a thing as a string art trophy. Did you? So fun! Check them out here.
If you love crafting and DIY projects then you will love these projects about decorating with mason jars. Mason jars are so versatile and classy looking, and can really dress up any scene or create a rustic atmosphere. The most common way to dress up mason jars is to use them as vases and hang them with an assortment of flowers.
Another popular use for mason jars are as candle or votive holders. They can make beautiful evening patio lights or gorgeous centerpieces for a wedding reception. The possibilities are only limited by your own imagination! Take a few minutes and look at the projects we’ve found below. Enjoy!
This DIY cloud light is a triple threat; easy to make, clever, and affordable. I so want to make this! I’ve seen similar things in stores before but they were so expensive! I much prefer the DIY method. Don’t you? TiffyQuake (YouTube) made this light for a baby shower, so there would be a literal shower of lights, but I want to make it for our playroom. The kids will love it!
To make this awesome cloud you will need: different sized paper lanterns, glue gun and sticks, a lot of cotton batting, clear string, and something to hang your light from. Don’t forget to use battery LED lights or other lights that don’t get hot. No fires! I am in love with this cloud!
Looking for other cloud themed crafts? Look not further! (farther?) Check out all that MollyMoo has rounded up for us. These are perfect for a rainy day…
Some things make my heart happy. I can think of two things off the top of my head. (Sorry Julie Andrews. No warm woolen mittens or brown paper packages wrapped up with string.) Mason jars are one and chandeliers are the second. Put them together and I want to swoon. A mason jar chandelier? Yes please! I especially love this one! I’m so glad to have stumbled across it!
Have you heard the song ‘Chandelier’ by Sia? It makes me think of the most fantastic crystal creations hanging high above…whimsy. This is elegant and magical and DIY. DIY. Best three letters ever! Imgur user Mounttod is brilliant! This would be perfect over the island in my kitchen. Country chic. There are so many versions of this that are possible! Different colored jars, lights, etc.. I’ve seen a candle version too.
Looking for a less DIY version? Never fear! Amazon’s got your back.
I love candles! They smell wonderful and their glow is so romantic; I have 3 burning right now. They’re great for masking unpleasant smells. Wet dog, stinky shoes, little boys’ bathrooms. They are especially useful the day before I clean the house! I got a champagne toast scented one for Christmas and yum! I can’t get enough of it. Mine are ordinary, nothing like the ones you’re about to see…they are game changers!
Some of these designs look nothing like candles. That’s how creative they are. Maybe I’m hungry but the root beer float, egg, watermelon, and macaroons look so real that I could gobble them up.
A few are kind of creepy but all are fun. The light bulb seriously is my favorite! Lights out! Not with this candle. In My Own Style has another creative candle. It’s a DIY outdoor candle chandelier that is going to knock your socks off (it did mine!). Find it here.
I was confused when I heard the term ‘sparkle ball.’ To clarify, it’s like a disco ball but not. Haha, that’s not confusing at all. It’s a ball/globe made from plastic cups that is all lit up from within by twinkle lights. Sounds gorgeous, right? Right!
Making this decoration is really simple! You’ll need some clear plastic cups, staples, lights, and something to drill a hole in the bottom of the cups with. Easy peasy. This will be perfect for your next dance party! Haalllorr! (Pronounced hollar with some attitude.)
This is very modern looking, I’m pretty sure that I’ve seen something like it at Ikea. I think the lights that flash would look best. Since the lights are stapled inside the globe you better test them first. It would be awful for them not to work after all that! Adding some glitter to the cups would really make it sparkle!
decoist has some DIY pendant lights that are just as amazing as this one! Be sure to check them out here…
Oranges are delicious; they are high in vitamin C and full of health benefits. And now there is another reason you should keep your pantry stocked with them! Besides helping with cholesterol and eliminating carcinogens from the body (just to name a few reason they’re healthy) they can be used to make candles! Yes it’s true! I saw one burn with my own eyes.
All you will need is an orange, a knife, a lighter, and some olive oil. You’re basically making an orange peel bowl. Be sure to not get any holes in it! I hate cleaning up oil. Be sure to leave the stem attached to the peel because it’s going to act as the wick. So cool! I love creative candles like this. Perfect for emergencies. I saw a butter candle once that was just as cool. There are wonderful DIY emergency kits out there but there are also store bought ones, like this one from The Ready Store. Find it here.