This particular piece of Spoonflower fabric has arrived in time for me to make a few festive lantern gifts.
I used some of my artwork to make fabric lantern covers in a very simple way.
I made a rough paper template which would wrap around a standard drinks tumbler, a bit like those sleeves you get around coffee mugs. I then transferred that shape onto the computer & rejigged a selection of some of my festive designs into the template and managed to fit 7 of these shapes on a fat quarter.
Just a case of cutting them out and doing a small hem around the edges. Then as you'll see below I have attached a loop and button to the sides for keeping them attached around the glass.
Not sure if you can see on the photos but I stitched on a few small sparkly, glass beads into the sky area of the designs to see if the candle light will twinkle through.
All that remains is to pop a tea light candle into the glass and voila! you have an unusual festive fabric candle lantern. Being in a tall sided glass means they are good in a draught and quite safe too.