56. Little Starlight Lantern

I was in shock yesterday morning when I found out that the clocks had returned from daylight saving to standard time - meaning it gets dark around 5:30 in the evening now... The early darkness is something I really don't like about winter and every year I try my best to lighten it up a bit and make it cosy. That's why I ignored all kinds of Halloween/Samhain/Reformation Day inspired stars today and made a little lantern (autumn coloured so it doesn't look too much like Christmas yet...):

For the stars I used scrapes of wax crayons that I placed between two sheets of ordinary paper and ironed over them. I could use both sheets afterwards and cut four stars out of them. There's actually a little more green which doesn't quite show in the picture. So far, it doesn't seem too Christmassy to me. :)

P.S.: Just discovered:
"... We'll shine like stars in the winter night ..." (From an additional verse to a live version of U2's 'With Or Without You')
Yes, please...


  1. Die Laterne ist total schön geworden und das Licht sieht gemütlich aus. Will auch so eine =)

  2. That's beautiful!! And the way of doing it is really interesting. I have to try something with wax crayons, too.

  3. Yay, it worked! So it WAS ironing :]
    It looks absolutely beautiful! Don't you wanna make me one, too?
    I wish you beautiful fall evenings with this new lantern!

  4. I love this! Beautiful! I have never ironed crayons before. The result is wonderful. :)