How-To: Autumn Lantern

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In honor of the fall equinox and the noticeably shorter days that come with it, we've been finding new ways to light up our patios, porches, and gardens for evenings outdoors. The nested sphere you see above is our current favorite, and for the dramatic statement it makes it's surprisingly easy to create at home with the right seasonal elements.

What You'll Need:

Filigree Cutout Hurricane
Sphere Hanging Basket
Steel Shepherd's Hook
Favorite dried wreath, like this one
One bunch dried grains, like these

Handful of small, gathered branches

Pillar candle

First, line your hanging sphere with a seasonal wreath. From there, tuck stems of your chosen dried grain all around the upper edges of the wreath to fill it out and add color and texture. Here, we love how the burgundy shades of dried amaranth play off the dyed eucalyptus leaves of our Into Autumn Wreath.
Next, set your unlit pillar candles into the hurricane, and nestle the hurricane into the center of the wreath. Finish your hanging basket with a few gathered branches as you like, hang, and enjoy.

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  • Momofrosie said...

    You need to provide more details about the products needed to make the candle in the sphere. Clearly, the hurricane candle holder will not fit through the frame of the sphere unless the hurricane is very small relative to the sphere or unless you cut a piece of the frame to make an opening. You say nothing about this in your "how to" so although the sphere with the candle is lovely, it is also rather deceiving as shown and described. Perhaps you just forgot to provide all the details!

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