Octopus with sea lanterns

The octopus is inspired by my light up swap partner’s octopus theme. Originally I tried to make something else, but I wasn’t loving it so I figured I should return to what I consider my primary craft skill - sewing. I did a little research for inspiration and found sculptures and drawings showcasing the critters carrying lanterns.

So I bought these plastic mini-mason jars, dyed them with blue and gold alcohol ink, added a little wire handle, and knotted some twine around them. Because many of the sculptures include three lanterns and because an octopus has three hearts, I went with three.


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Fantastic!

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What a cute idea! Your octopus is fantastic and so very, very cool. I love his expression.

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Did you make your own pattern?! This is fantastic…the details, like dyeing the little mason jars and the knot holders really take this to a new level. I love that you made something special for your partner based on her likes and interest. WOW…great job!

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Thank you! I did not make the pattern. I used this pattern from Rita Van Tassel Studio. It was a really easy pattern to follow. :heart:

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This is really, really cool! Love the octopus!

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What a creative take on the light-it-up mission. Fabulous octopus!

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This is so cool. I love all the details in theblanterns, including the “triple-ness.” I imagine this octo being a guide for drown sailors or something both spooky and kind.

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I covet everything about this. It is so amazing. The detail and care you took. Three hearts, dying the jars. It’s immaculate. STUNNING creation.

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That is amazing.