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DIY Memory Lantern | Camping or Beach Vacation Craft

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If you are looking for a great way to preserve memories from a camping or beach vacation, Joanna has a great craft for you to try! I love this DIY Memory Lantern, such a great way to take home a little bit of the beach or woods with you.

Guest post from Joanna Maniscalco. Visit her shop: 4HisGloryGifts

DIY Memory Lantern

Last year we took a group of teens to camp.  I took ziplock bag for each day with that day labeled on it.  Each day I would take something from that day and put it in the bag.  So by the end of the week, I had several of these Ziplock baggies with the date on it. When I got back it was time to find a container so I could make a cute DIY Memory Lantern!

 

I found the lantern at Pier one that I really liked. I have some of the decorations left from when we had a spaghetti fundraiser. I found a candle to put it in at JoAnns.

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It is a flameless candle that stays on for four hours a day. I’m allergic to smoke so flameless is just perfect and it turns itself on and off which means I don’t have to do that.  The next part is you just start layering everything.

Then you put batteries in the candle.  Lastly, you just have to find a really good spot to put it in. I put mine in our bedroom on one of the tables I have there so that each night I get to see it when it goes on. It is an easy project but it holds so many memories.

Thank you for sharing!

Joanna Maniscalco

Monday 2nd of September 2013

Lots of fun to do also!

mindy artze

Monday 2nd of September 2013

What a neat idea! Thanks!