Sunday, December 13, 2009

The 25 Days of Christmas Day 13: Creating A Christmas Lantern Complimented by English Peas Recipe

Merry Christmas Friends,

It's our pleasure to continue the 25 Days of Christmas feature for you, our good friends. December 1st through December 25th you can visit our blog for helpful, money-saving ideas to decorate your space for the holidays. It's just a little something to show our appreciation for your continued support of Interior Design eBlog.

Add a few Christmas-inspired flourishes to a hurricane lantern to create a beautiful holiday decoration. Eco-friendly, saves money and add a flair of flavor. Inexpensive enough to create two to flank a window, or accent a fireplace. Enjoy and be cognizant of your carbon footprint.

Materials and Tools:
large hurricane lantern
small, medium and large pillar candles
fresh or faux holly sprigs
spray-on canned snow
snowflake stencil
thin guage wire


1. Place snowflake stencil on outside of lantern, either hold or tape in place while spraying over stencil with spray snow. Allow the snow to set up for approximately one minute before removing stencil.

2. Carefully remove stencil and clean up any overspray with a damp paper towel. Continue stenciling on snowflakes in a random fashion until you are happy with the result.

3 Place pillar candles inside lantern and surround with fresh or faux holly sprigs.

4. Attach a final sprig of holly to the top of the lantern with wire and place lantern on an entry table or by front door to festively welcome holiday guests.

Enjoy and share this English Peas recipe courtesy of Paula Deen.

2 cans (14 1/2-ounces) English Peas
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter

Melt butter in small pot and add drained peas. Cook over medium heat until peas are warm.

Servings: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Difficulty: Easy

Check back for more holiday ideas, take care of Mother Earth and enjoy the season with family and friends.

Wishing you all the timeless treasures of the season; the warmth of home, the love of family and the company of good friends.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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