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summercraft: tomato cage lanterns, part II

As promised, I wanted to share another way to make a lantern out of an old tomato cage. This one results in a taut lantern, and while it takes a little longer than draping wet fabric over the frame, don’t let the sewing put you off: Passing a needle back and forth along the top and bottom goes quickly. And if your stitching isn't even, don't worry. Once you place a flickering light inside, all eyes will be on the lovely twilight glow.

Directions for this method are right over here in The Washington Post.

Reader Comments (4)

What a clever and pretty lantern!

July 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElaine

I love the applique on this version -- really lovely looking.

July 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSallyL

I really love both versions!

July 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermaya

Just beautiful and what a unique idea, I love it.
Thank you for sharing.

July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate Alton

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