Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mason Jar Lantern


Today I want to share a fun project I made for our Girls Night Out event at the shop Hip Chick Designs.


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my inspiration photo via Pinterest
 
 
 
Step one ~ gather your supplies…
 
 
 
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Mason Jars
Mod Podge & foam brush
Decorative paper
Assorted beads
Wire – I used .20 gauge
Needle nose wire clippers
Decorative rocks or sand
Votive candles

Start with cutting a length of your wire. I used about 5’ of wire for each lantern



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Then cut that 5’length into 4 pieces…3 at 12 inches and 1 at 24 inches. Use the 24 inch section to wrap around the neck of your jar. Wrap the wire just under the lip of your jar twice and lightly twist ends…



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Remove this piece and attach each 12 inch piece like this…
 
 
 
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Place it back on the neck of your jar and tighten by twisting ends, then clip off excess



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Now cut your paper into 1/2 inch wide strips…and select some beads
 
 
 
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Thread your beads onto the wires
 
 
 
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Thread all 3 pieces thru a large bead then create your hanging loop at the top (sorry for the blurry i-phone photo on this step!)
 
 
 
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Apply your paper strips with Mod Podge (note that I used double sided paper since you can see the pretty patterns thru the glass)



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Fill bottom of your jar with some decorative rocks or sand, add a votive candle, and enjoy!
 
 
 
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2 comments:

  1. Love it! Fun, inexpensive, but big impact!

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  2. everyone loved it and it is so useful! great project!

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