Quite often when I come up with ideas for either stories or things that I will create, I’m not 100% sure where the idea came from. But when I created a paper lantern to go round a tea light this weekend I knew exactly what had inspired me.
First I saw these beautiful porcelain pierced star tea light holders on Etsy. I’d seen them before Christmas and fallen in love, but I don’t normally have candles in the house so didn’t buy one.
Then a couple of weeks ago I came across a tutorial on how to make a paper hurricane cover on A Little Hut. I love this blog anyway and thought it looked like something I could make.
So I combined the two and added my own creative finger print to make my very own tea light cover. I don't expect that its something I will use, but I wanted to know what the combination of these three things would look like. And I think that's the important thing about being creative, its the having a go and playing. It doesn't matter if I don't use this right now. Maybe later it will feed into something else.