Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sieved for the Soul

Country Home recently shared a great idea using kitchen sieves. It was just another idea from those ladies at Junk Market. In the same time it takes to catch a firefly, you can make this simple lantern using a retired kitchen sieve, scrapwood, screws, and an old canning jar. Keep an eye open for sives at flea markets and yard sales; if you are lucky you can snag them for as little as $5.00























(Country Living Magazine)
How: Seperate the sieve from it's stand. To create a stable platform for the candle first measure the diamter of the sieves circular open base. The, using a compass, draw the same size circle on a one inch thinck piece of scrap wood. Use the jigsaw to cut out the circle. Insert the wood base and secure the metal frame with screws. Turn the sieve upside down and place it on top of the metal frame. Put a candle in an unlidded glass jar and surround with sand or small pebbles. With the candle lit, place the jar on the lantern and enjoy the candlelight dancing beneath the metal mesh. Ah, yes....It is well with my soul.

9 comments:

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Ohhh.... Love this!

Hey, I moved my shop to Etsy. Just thought you might want to know. Oh, and I filled it with new goodies!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love it!

Shelia said...

Morning, Leigh! Oh, you're just the smartest one! This is such a cute idea! Love it! Now I've been meaning to tell you - I love your new id photo - you look like a movie star!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anita said...

What a great idea....I love to see fireflys in the summer, flitting among the dark trees. Thanks for sharing.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love it, Leigh. Another thing to hunt for!!

xoxo
Jane

nancygrayce said...

O.k. I love it....but I have to ask a question....Do you actually use a jigsaw yourself???

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

HI Leigh, I really like this idea. Thanks. I think I have seen sieves, but wondered what I would do with it! You know how you pause, don't buy it, but later see it in blogland and think "Now why didn't I think of that?" Hahaha...I'm guilty of this!
Great post. Hope you are having a great week!
Blessings,
Debbie

Charlene said...

What a cool idea! I love it & bet it does look amazing all lit & flickering. Thank you for your sweet comments on my post of my yard decor & the classes I am signed up for at Adorn Me in Houston. I am very excited about them. Have a wonderful week.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

This is clever! I will have to keep my eyes open for a sieve now! Like your new photo too!