It is that time of the year when everything is so bright and festive. This time is all about family (and presents :)) for me. Parents are making presents (or buying them), children are at their best behavior waiting for Santa to get them their presents, everyone is looking forward to having a fun filled time – reminiscing about old times and having happy meals together.
I wanted to design something that brightened up the house, was toddler friendly and was going to be easy to make. We have been using LED candles since our baby was born and they aren’t as pretty by themselves. I decided to make some cozies in Christmas colors for them and ended up with an extended pattern for the lanterns. You can add this pattern to your Ravelry queue.
Fun fact: The name Kandeel means ‘lantern’ in Hindi.
The lanterns are great for decorating a Christmas tree. We had to remove our string lights since the little one was toddling around and he could have tripped over the cord. And also because he was getting ready to explore the power outlet that they were plugged in!
If you string them up they make the perfect garland for your fireplace.
I left out the sling in a few to use as table decor to make our dinner time warm and inviting 🙂
When not using them as cozies, they are perfect for holding small jewelry items such as rings and ear rings!
Here are some pictures with the candles lit.
These are great for last minute gifts too since they work up very quickly (under 30 minutes per lantern) and are beginner friendly! The pattern is available on Ravelry and Etsy. Please leave me a comment if you like this pattern and tell me what you would use it for. I’d love to hear from you!
I’d love to see your version of this design. You are welcome to join my Facebook group to share pictures of your work and to get any help you might need!
This pattern is for personal use only and you are welcome to make as many of these as you’d like. But if you choose to share or sell them, please credit the design to me and do not make any video tutorials of this pattern without my permission.