Friday, May 3, 2013

Moose Light Directions

I have been asked to provide some directions to make these little moose lights. Since I made them last year, I really can't go back and do a tutorial, but I can give a little bit of direction so you can work on making your own!
I cut a whole oval from a piece of cardboard, then cut the oval in half the long way to create the bottoms of the sconces.
 The front is a piece of vellum. The length is determined by the size of the oval that was cut. The length of the vellum should fit around the curved edge. I darkened the vellum with distress inks and stamped the moose on what will be the inside of the light.
The back is another piece of cardboard that is the length of the flat side of your oval, and as tall as you want your light to be. The vellum and the back need to be the same height. The back shows the cardstock that was used to secure the sides of the vellum to the back piece of cardboard.  I then measured for two small holes to hang them up with. I used thin strips of black cardstock that was scored lengthways to secure the vellum to the back and to strengthen the top of the vellum. Those thin pieces on the front were partly for decoration and partly to give strength to the vellum. The curved part of the bottom was secured with a thin piece of black cardstock, connecting the vellum to the bottom cardboard. The bottom had to be clipped to fit around the curve. Then I cut another oval from black cardstock, cutting in half the long way, to adhere to the bottom and cover up the clipped seam.
This view shows the inside where the front support shows through.

That's really all there is to it. I took some black cardstock scraps and folded them to stick inside, just to keep the little battery tealight from sliding on the inside.
I hope this helped a little bit to get you going on your own little hanging lights! I'm ready to try making some more! Please leave me a comment and let me know if this helped! Thanks!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Moose Sconces

I made these moose sconces last year for our camper, but didn't get them put up until now. I think they are so cute. I used vellum, black paper and a moose stamp (unknown manufacturer). I used a battery operated tealight inside. Now I just have to finish the comforter and curtains!