Now that summer is in full swing I decided it was time for a gazebo makeover. Having endured the Beast from the East, heavy snowfall, and howling gales, the gazebo’s canopy was looking a little worse for wear.
With the lighting complete I wanted to add more volume to the ornamentation.
Inspired by a wedding scene in a recent TV drama I scoured the internet for some paper lanterns. I was delighted to find on Ebay a pack of 12 honeycomb balls in varying sizes and colours that matched my summer scheme perfectly.
Arriving as flat packed semi-circles made of tissue paper and card they were quickly assembled and held together with pre-applied double-sided sticky tape.
What could be easier!
The next step was to hang them inside the canopy. To do this I used varying lengths of strong, virtually invisible fishing line.
Alfresco dining has now reached a new level in our household as, regardless of whether we’re sitting out in the blistering heat of the midday sun or under a cooler, starlit sky, every meal is a celebration.