Friday, May 18, 2012

'Mason Jar May' - Lanterns

Here's my third post for 'Mason Jar May'.  Don't know what I'm talking about??  Read more at this post.

I made these lanterns in Fourth of July colors.  Everything I used in this craft I already had on hand, so this cost $0!!

Supplies:
jars
scrap fabric





tea lights
wire
paint (optional)


Start by ripping the material into long narrow strips, you will need 3 strips per jar.




 Next, tie a strip around the jar and thread the two other strips in on either side.  I tied a bow in the front, but you could also leave it without one.


Then just tie the long strips on either side together, drop a tea light in and it's ready to hang.


Here are a couple others I made.




Next, I tried wire.  I used soldering wire because it is easy to bend without pliers. First just run a loop around the top of the jar and hook together in the back.


Next thread a long piece through each side.


 Using pliers, I twisted the ends around the handle, like so...


I thought it looked a little plain, so I added a bow.




Then I got the idea to decorate a jar with paint, so I painted a big letter 'B' on a jar.  This was a gift for my sister-in-law.


Using the same method above, I added material to the jar.  I also added some white dots to the 'B'.


This is a pretty simple craft, using recycled materials and left over supplies!!






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3 comments:

  1. So fun! These would be the perfect decoration at a cookout!

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  2. Love them! They are adorable. I love that they hang. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

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  3. Wonderful! Love them!Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime. Visiting from Do Small Things With Love blog party.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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