“Double, double toil and trouble, Fire burn and caldron bubble.”
The famous words of the three witches come to mind at this time of the year, with trick or treating youngsters knocking at your door.
So, why not join in the fun and make your home inviting by creating some traditional Halloween Lanterns, which are sure to get everyone in the mood for some jiggery pokery!
Stack cut the designs in any way you wish using 4 & 6mm wood of your choice and use either coloured acetate, 90gram tracing paper or both to give an eerie glow.
The bayonet unit at the bottom of the lantern makes it safe and easy to change the tea-lights
Always use caution when burning candles even though if they are to be placed outside.
First make a copy of the patterns and prepare your wood section by cutting out 4,6mm side panel blanks, with the front and back panels overlapping the sides ( two panels measuring 100mm x 140mm & two at 112mm x 140mm) need for each lantern.
16. To bend and attach the 1.5mm x 300mm bass rod, first find the centre of the rod and then place it over an appropriate size glass jar or something suitably rounded, firmly holding the centre bend both ends evenly around until each are pointing downwards.
Then place the ends of the rod into the pre-drilled holes in the top panel, adjust to the required height and then using a pair of pliers bend the ends over to secure.
19. Next apply glue to all the adjoining surfaces, use a 6mm packing to the raised floor, secure with masking tape or clamps until dry.
Glue the bayonet section in order referring to the cross section pattern and again allow to dry.
Apply a finish of you choice, in readiness for Halloweeeeeen!
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