Spark in­stant joy

First For Women - - Feel-Good File -

“One of my best friends hosts an au­tumn potluck party, and each year I sur­prise her with a home­made host­ess gift,” says Patty Bon­tekoe, FIRST deputy ed­i­tor. “This year I’m craft­ing her a trio of leafy lanterns. To make each, I picked a few leaves from the yard and at­tached them to a glass jar with de­coupage paste. Once dry, I cut a sheet of or­ange tis­sue pa­per to fit around the glass, se­cur­ing with craft glue. The fin­ish­ing touch: I tied raf­fia around the mouth of the jar and popped in a bat­tery-op­er­ated can­dle.”

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