Rusty old graters become beautiful and magical lanterns for a rustic wedding


old metal grater tealight lanterns

When you see those pictures above how could I not share them with you?  What an utterly genius idea – I know I am always saying this, but why don’t I think of simple but deeply clever ideas like this.  Those rusty old cheese graters you spot at carboots and think how they have a rather lovely patina to them but you’d never use them in your kitchen so what would you do with them?

Well, now I know what I’d do with rusty old graters if I see them – buy them and pop them over a tealight to create a beautiful, atmospheric lantern.  These ones are from Re-found Objects (one of my favourite websites and I one day hope to visit their shop in Northumberland) – but I think they might be out of stock.  Just keep your eyes peeled at carboots – a lovely alternative to jam jar lanterns at your wedding.

Images: Re-found Objects


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