Monday, 8 October 2012

Monday Makery - Luminaires

I've begun to be a little obsessed with light, the way a little warm light can make you feel cosy and snug on dark rainy days and how we alter our light both depending on the time of day and the mood we're in or indeed one that we try to create. We use candles at the supper table quite often as there's something magical and intimate about the atmosphere created, both grand and charming.
In light of the darker skies draping our evenings and with Halloween slowly creepily crawling its way closer towards us we've been making our own coloured and sparkly luminaires to use at the table and around the home for those evenings when we want to snuggle up with its bewitching ambiance.

They are simple to make and there's something so hypnotic and magical about watching a little tea light flicker its dancing light through colours and glittering stars.

Here's what you'll need:
  • clean jam jars
  • acrylic paint
  • paintbrush
Here's how:
  1. paint your clean and dried glass jar with your chosen acrylic paint colour.
  2. let it dry and add a second coat if required (those below have only one coat).
  3. To add another motif or decoration on the top draw an outline and then fill in with a darker stronger colour.
To create starred or glittering luminaires spray the jar with a glue like 'spray mount' then sprinkle with glitter.

Happy Making!

This is part of our weekly Monday Makery where we bring you a recipe to bake or a craft to create. Visit our Monday Makery when you're in need of inspiration for something to do on a rainy day or to use as interception of the words 'I'm bored', or just because being creative with your children is something you all love to do. Our other popular blogposts include 'The story behind our collections', 'Tell us its Tuesday' , An A-Z of Sisters Guild, The Art of Living posts bring you all the things we are passionate about and the things we discover in our lives as mamas, and our 'Once upon a week' gives you a glimpse into life behind the scenes at Sisters Guild.

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