Friday, November 18, 2011

DIY mason jar lantern

I love mason jars, and these are simple and cute!!

what you need: any size mason jar, 19 gauge craft wire, pliers, wire cutters, tea light candles, decorative rocks.

                                                  bend the wire in half
start twisting the wire till you get to the end, when you get to the end wrap one side back around and twist both ends together. Trim off any extra.

Cut another piece of wire and bend it in half. Then measure around the top of the jar.Cut extra, but leave just a little to work with. Put the loops of your handle through the wire.

Place one piece of the wire through the looped section, then twist both pieces together.

Bend the wire in the direction that goes away from the loop. In my picture it is to the left. and twist. you may need pliers. Trim off extra.

and just like that you created a totally awesome, and unique lantern
you can add rocks, shells, sand, anything you want to the bottom.Then add a tea light candle, or a battery powered tea light.


  1. These look great! I'm a new follower from MBC.

  2. This is a lovely tutorial! I am your newest follower :) Please follow back if you get a chance

  3. I love this idea. It would be cute with the "colored" mason jar tutorial floating around out there.

  4. What a great idea, especially for old mason jars that might have a small nick in them and can't be used for canning anymore. Now I don't have to throw them away!

  5. I love mason jars, too. There's so much you can do with them.

  6. i love your blog! so many great projects and i am so inspired. :) i love meeting other fellow mommy-bloggers, and your blog is awesome!

    following now, and hope you have a fabulous thanksgiving wk!



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