December 18, 2016

A Quick and Easy Christmas Idea

Christmas is almost here...
and I am still playing around the house. 
It's just so much fun! 

Just a few little tweaks here and there. 

I had a spur of the moment impulse to try something. 

I do not think you need directions for this idea. :-)

I have seen others fill lanterns with ornaments...but this is my first go around. 

I had several red glass ball ornaments that were not being used on the tree, and I wanted to use them. Red is my color this year!

Look how cute!

The before lanterns...just candles! 
But the, glowing red Christmas ornaments. 

Lamplight really makes my red ornaments glow!
Why haven't I done this before? 

I had to add red bows even though this arrangement is in the masculine tv/man room. 
I will tie a bow on almost anything. :-)

Here you go! 

I surprised myself with how great this looks. 

Now...go fill your lanterns with some pretty ornaments...and put them next to a lamp.
Easy peasy.  

If you do not have a lantern, fill a clear glass vase, or a large clear glass jar with colored ornaments. 

It will look great!

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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. Cute idea! Hubs surely won't mind a bow or three, will he? xoxo

  2. Sheila,
    The lanterns look great with the red ornaments and red bows. I've always like bows and have been known to add ribbons to my Christmas cards. Just use a hole punch to make a couple of holes at the spot I want a bow, and voilà, tie a ribbon onto the card. :)

    How do you create your adorable seasonal sketches like the one with your signature and the two lanterns?

    Merry Christmas and Joyeux Noël,

  3. Beautiful! It wouldn't be Christmas without the colour Red. Thank you Shiela for sharing with us at Over the Moon. Merry Christmas!

  4. Hi Sheila, What a nice idea - so festive and bright! The red bows just finish it nicely! Happy Holidays! Blessings, Janet

  5. These are SO pretty!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  6. So cute. I love lanterns filled with stuff! Thanks for linking up to Monday Social.


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