Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tea Lights

I had a light go off in my brain (oh ha, ha Molly) when I was digging through some vintage kitchen utensils. I ran across this old aluminum strainer for making beverages. You're not supposed to use things like this anymore because of the "leeching aluminum issue" (click here to read about it) so other than just sit there like a museum piece why not put it to work?

Try making a lantern out of it by simply placing a (battery operated) candle inside. It casts a beautiful glow and most strainers already have hooks and chain that work great for hanging.



Look at that great pattern it casts on the counter!

Remember to ONLY use battery operated candles. Real candles = hot! And we don't want to burn the house down for the sake of decor.
I couldn't find my other ones but I'd love to see a grouping of these hung together and lit up!
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10 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

What a cool idea! I think I have an old cheese grater that I will try that on!

Maggi said...

Awesome awesome awesome idea!!!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Well, there you go again...being a Clever Connie!!! I loooooove this idea. And you're right, a grouping would look incredible!
Thanks for the link on info regarding aluminum. So kind!!
Take care, Molly.
M.L.

bec4 said...

Very cute--I want one now.

theUngourmet said...

Such a cool idea! Must get some of those candles too!

Hope you're having a great week!

Abbi said...

Cute idea! You are very resourceful.

shari said...

TA DA!!! VOILA!! EUREKA!! another novel idea! LOVE it! you are so inventive... thanks for sharing...

creativegoddess said...

Just stopping by from A Fanciful Twist. So glad I did! Love the lanterns!

Andy Porter said...

Very cool! So much better than sitting gathering dust!

Michelle said...

Such a cute idea!!!