Saturday, September 24, 2011

How to Make Your Own Lantern!

Making a Lantern: Small gift type boxes or gift bags, empty milk containers, take out containers; cracker or tea boxes can all be adapted to lanterns. All of this type of lantern will need cut outs to let the light through. Decorate the outside of the container and add a handle to your creation with rope, ribbon, wire, or pipe cleaners.
Milk Carton Lanterns
Mason jars and large plastic bottles with the tops cut off make great lanterns when decorated with coloured tissue paper. If using plastic bottles make sure to punch 2 holes directly across from each other approximately I/2 inch from the cut top.
Step 1: Use a half and half solution of white glue and water to stick pieces of tissue to the container. Working in sections, apply the glue mixture to the container with a small paint brush and place the tissue over the glue area.
Step 2: Completely cover the container with a collage of the tissue, add stickers, sparkles and any other embellishments. Apply a small amount of glue over any pieces of tissue paper that appears to be dry or not sticking to the container.

Having fun making jar lanterns at Labyrinth Fest!
Step 3: Let dry overnight and add a wire handle for carrying.
Step 4: Use a battery operated tea light or glow stick to make a lantern that is safe to carry.

Help light the path at the Harvest Labyrinth Walk - see you there!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Harvest Lanterns Will Light the Carleton Place Labyrinth on Saturday October 1st

On the evening of Saturday October 1st, a parade of candlelit lanterns will illuminate the path of Carleton Place's newly built community labyrinth to celebrate a "Harvest Lantern Labyrinth Walk".  Festivities take place at 7:00 pm., behind the Carleton Place & Beckwith Heritage Museum, (formerly the Victoria School Museum) at 267 Edmund Street in Carleton Place.

Luminaries and lanterns light the path!

The "Harvest Lantern Labyrinth Walk" is a popular fall event, as families from across the region bring along their festive lanterns and enjoy an evening labyrinth walk. Last year, more than a hundred participants of all ages enjoyed a walk to celebrate the bounty of autumn. Along with a candlelit path lit by hundreds of luminaries, expect to find a roaring bonfire, music, and refreshments – all chosen for the harvest theme!

Bring your own lantern or borrow one of ours!

Bring along a chair and a lantern (or borrow one of ours) and join us as we celebrate harvest-time with a candlelit lantern walk along the path of the community labyrinth!

For more information, contact Debby at 257-1014