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Monday, 16 April 2012

Frosted Lantern DIY

Happy Daisy DIY Frosted Jam Jar Lanterns
These frosted lanterns are probably my favourite use for recycled jam-jars! They're so simple to make and look really effective - great for adding a little extra glow to a springtime evening.
Happy Daisy Jam Jar Lantern DIY Frosted Mod Podge
You Will Need: 
Jars (large enough to hold tea light candles),
Tissue Paper,
Matt Mod Podge,
Wire,
Scissors, a paintbrush and wire cutters (if your wire is too thick to be cut with scissors).
Optional - beads, for threading on to the handle. 
Happy Daisy Jam Jar Lantern DIY Frosted Mod Podge
Cut out tissue paper shapes.
Happy Daisy Jam Jar Lantern DIY Frosted Mod Podge
Apply a thin layer of Matte Mod Podge to your jar, pasting down your shapes and covering the glass, this creates a lovely frosted effect.
Happy Daisy Jam Jar Lantern DIY Frosted Mod Podge
Wind a length of wire around the neck of the jar - the jar's thread will keep it in place, and twist to create the base of one side of the handle. 
Happy Daisy Jam Jar Lantern DIY Frosted Mod Podge
Optional - thread several beads on to the wire before attaching the other side of the handle to the wire around the neck of the jar. The beads hide the twisted wire fastening nicely.
Happy Daisy Jam Jar Lantern DIY Frosted Mod Podge
Add tea lights and hang!

I think I might make some Union Jack versions of these for the Diamond Jubilee... Goodness knows I have enough jam jars to use up! Haha. A ♥
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