Sunday, May 29, 2011

Antique Jar Lanterns

With summer approaching we are bound to be spending some time outdoors! Whether it is camping or just chilling in the backyard these Antique Jar Lanterns will simply add that mood lighting you were looking for!

I originally found the tutorial for this on Make It Do It. They used these lanterns for wedding decorations, which is an awesome idea! Here are the supplies and steps I took to make these Antique Jar Lanterns!

Supplies I used:

  • Vineyard Wire (2 .50 Hobby Lobby)
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Votive 
  • Rocks, Sand, or Decorative Glass Gems
  • Mason Jar or Recycled Glass Jar
  • Pliers 
  • Spray Paint (Optional)

Steps to making Antique Jar Lanterns:

~(Optional Step) If you want to give your jars some color add a touch of spray paint! That's what I did to my recycled glass jars. Spray and let dry.

~Start here if you are skipping optional step :)

1. Measure out about 3 feet of wire and cut. From the end of the wire measure 8 inches in, cut, and then wrap twice around pen/pencil. Remove pen/pencil.

2. Grab the wire and wrap it under the large lip of the jar. Take pliers and twist wire until secure.

3.  With the rest of the wire take and put it through the hole and then twist upwards (to make the handle for the lantern). Use the pliers to secure both sides.

4. After everything is nice and secure fill the lantern with rocks, sand, or glass gems!

These look great both indoors and outdoors!

~Wishing you creative bliss~

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