Saturday, 13 October 2012

Jar Lantern to Create Cozy Winter

  May be it's a little early, especially during still sunny Indian days, to think about the winter. Though I do. My native country has real winter, you know what I mean, snow, frost, necessity to wear warm fur clothes and a good central heating system, which allows you to feel so comfortable at home... :) Indian winter is something opposite. The temperature in December, January can be  +23 and more, but the nights... oh it is so cold at home! Our heaters warm the room up only till they are on. So I was thinking that I'd like to have some tiny source of light and warmth in our room to make it a snug place during the winter. Inspired by the numerous ideas of DIY jar lanterns, I came up with this one. It was quick and spontaneous crafting.
                                                    
                                          
The area wasn't covered evenly though, but still the light effect is quiet what I was hoping for. I should think of another way of the background coating for other lanterns, and perhaps try to decoupage tissue or thin paper. Let's see where my craving for cozy winter leads me. How do you create coziness in your house?



***Have a nice weekend!***

20 comments:

  1. Nice idea! For me, the jar looks bright without lantern :) quick and spontaneous craft gives more pleasure than planned one sometimes. :)

    We do not have winters in south, just a thin blanket is enough during peak winters. Lanterns are generally used for decor only :)

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    1. Yes, I didn't think that the colors would can change so much when the candle is lit. not a perfect jar also. but i am improving.
      That's great then! But I guess it must be very hot in the Summer?Because it is hot here in the North at this time of the year.

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  2. Oh this is so pretty what a sweet jar, Lovely colours. Brr We are just going into winter here in Scotland and its cold already so think its going to be a very cold one. Thanks for dropping by my blog, Hazelxo

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    1. Glad to know you liked it :) Your DIY candle is also a cozy thing for coming up winter. Thanks also for leaving a nice comment, Hazel!

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  3. I know Chandigarh is far more chilly than Delhi in winters. I love the colors on the lantern and it looks amazing while lit. What do you put inside for light? A candle, most probably?

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    1. I guess, it is, and also foggy and all..brrr:)
      Yes, I put a t-light inside but placed it on a piece of marble, so that it doesn't heat the glass :)thanks for taking time to leave a comment!

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  4. Very, very pretty. I love this idea.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Thanks, Meredith! Glad you liked it!

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  5. Great idea! Luckily our winters are not that bad. I stay snuggled under an afghan in front of the 'fake' fireplace. :-)

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    1. Ohh.. I wish I had any fireplace! I always was admirer of them :)The best cozy idea for winter! Thanks for your nice comment, Charlotte!

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  6. It looks so pretty with the light shining through.

    For coziness in winter, I hang red curtains on all the windows and between the rooms. :)

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    1. i can imagine how cozy it is with the red curtains, as they create warmness in the house :))thanks for leaving a nice comment!

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  7. Pretty things are always in fashion, regardless of the season. I love the soft colors ;-)

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    1. You are right, Magaly, summer or winter, we always want our house to be nice :)Thanks!!!

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  8. This is beautiful! Such a wonderful creative idea. I love the colors you chose!

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    1. Hello! Thanks so much for this lovely comment! have a great day!

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  9. Hi Anna, That is a lovely idea. Maybe I can try that to cheer up cold Ahmedabad nights. Mumbai does not really have a winter. So when we moved to Ahmedabad we experienced winter for the first time with temperatures going down to 9 degrees. I know that is nothing compared to winters in your native country. :)
    I am hoping to crochet something suitable for winter as I never had a chance (or need)in Mumbai.
    Lots of love

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    1. Hi, Sangeetha! Yup, you are right, come visit truly-winter-countries some day. You will like it just Like my husband did :)
      Oh, then we are in the same league of "crocheting winter clothing" or at least, panning to. Thanks a lot for your support here and on ravelry too! Take care!

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  10. That turned out cute. You are very crafty and always trying different things. That's good! I haven't been burning candles lately -- usually I do every day, so bought some today to burn so the house smells nice. It's still very warm here. I do miss having an actual Autumn and a chance in the environment. Everything here is yucky and dirty all the time. Bleh! Hope you are having a good day. Tammy

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    1. Yea, I do burn some fragrances here too, and aroma lamp. It makes me feel good.Oh, I so understand what it's like to miss seasons... like winter too, with frosty air and snow fall! Well, certainly, Kuwait reminds me India.Have a nice days, Tammy!Thanks for your all lovely comments :)

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