Simple yet effective fixtures for cozy evenings can be made from baking paper and dried leaves. Let's get started!
We will need
It is better to pre-dry the leaves in books under pressure for about a week, so that they are smoother. Any paper is suitable for baking or parchment, it is translucent, which will give a beautiful light.
You also need candles, for a large lamp a candle in a glass is suitable, for a small one it is better to use LED candles, they are safer.
We made square lamps, the size of the side edge is 10 × 10 cm and 18 × 18 cm, but you can play with the sizes and shapes, make them more elongated or wider.
For a small lamp, cut out 4 strips of paper 10 × 20 cm. The paper can be ironed with an iron to make it easier to work.
Bend each strip in half to make 4 squares
We coat each strip of paper with glue. Put a dried leaf in the center of half of the paper strip and bend the other half, gently pressing down with your hand to glue the paper. It is better to place the fold line from below, so the lamp will turn out to be more stable.
We repeat the actions of point 3, you should get 4 squares of paper with leaves.
We connect the resulting squares with tape to get a strip of 4 squares.
Then we glue the first and fourth squares with tape. Straighten the edges and form a cube, making folds between the squares using tape.
Place a candle in the center of the cube. We make a bigger lamp in the same way. For it, we used 3 autumn leaves for each facet.
It remains to wait for the evening to enjoy the unusual light and silhouettes of autumn leaves over a cup of warming tea.