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!!

scrap fabric

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

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

  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