Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Light up the night ...

so simple

hanging jar lanterns

i am sure most of you
                                       have jars sitting in your recycling bin ...
pull them out and make some lanterns ...
it only takes minutes and you will love them.

Here is what you need ...

a few jars of any size
floral wire or any heavier gauge wire
a needle nose pliers
 tea light candles

How To ...

 Take any size glass jar with a lip just below the top 

•Next, take a long piece of wire (about 24 inches is good) and bend it around the jar just under the lip so that a ring is formed. With the needle nose pliers twist the wire together close to the jar to secure the ring. When tightening the wire be sure to leave a little give so that you can attach the handle.

•Once the ring is created you will have 2 approximately 8 inch long wires originating from the point where the circle is twisted closed.

•Bend the excess wires over the top of the jar and attach them to the wire ring to create a handle.

•Place a votive candle inside the jar.

•Hang it in a tree with sturdy branches, far enough from the end of the branch, so the jar won't slip off in the wind.

you will love these!


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