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« on: July 25, 2007 12:39:47 PM »

I have a dear friend who had her birthday the other day. I made her these tea light holders. I decoupaged on white glass lanterns bought cheaply at IKEA.

I know this could fit into the categories of glass, gifts and home, but I am a paper girl at heart so I am posting them here. I was also a little surprised at how easily the decoupage stuck to the glass. I recommend it (maybe everyone knows this already except me?)!

I used my paper supplies along with stuff I have recently received from balkandina through the ongoing paper/ephemera swap. The things I received there really inspired me, thank you Dina!

The first light has Japanese (?) writing as a foundation and then these beautiful blue birds on it and a quote which says "closed... yet so open".

The second one is inspired by my friend's love for Marilyn Monroe and has a clipping from French Elle magazine portraying Marilyn. The heading next to it says "Dear, dear Marilyn" in French.

The third one is just a random ballet pose with two dancers on a foundation of sheet music.

The text is quite funny and says:

and phonetically:

Here they are, they will be given as a set:

Thanks for looking! Comments much appreciated.


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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2007 01:01:12 PM »

Very nice!  I'm sure your friend will love them!

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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2007 01:17:00 PM »

Ooh, it's so cool to see the ephemera I sent put to such a fabulous use Smiley I may borrow this idea if you don't mind Wink

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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2007 02:57:32 PM »

Holy Shiite Muslim - how cool is that?
LOVE the tea lights, I have made decoupaged plates but hadn't even thought of candles. 

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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2007 12:32:33 AM »

mwahahah... thanks guys! I just love them too!  Cheesy can't stop looking at them. Knowing that glass can be decoupaged is good too.
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2007 06:29:11 AM »

I love the ballet one!  What makes it extra funny is knowing that the exact same conversation really does (sometimes) take place on stage ! Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2007 03:33:07 PM »

what a great idea! they look really cool - definitely a great gift.

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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2007 01:12:46 PM »

Pretty set! I love the vintage theme!

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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2007 06:43:54 AM »

Those are so cool!
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2007 04:15:43 PM »

Lovely work. Did you decoupage inside or on the exterior surface?

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