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How to make glass jar lanterns

Overview

Made from recycled glass jars, frosted with spray, these pretty garden lanterns are a cheap and easy way to give your garden a magical feel. Keep the design as simple as possible as this makes it easier to cut out the design and to remove the plastic after you've finished spraying.

How to do it

Drawing around template onto sticky-back plastic

1Make a template out of card and use it to draw on the reverse side of the sticky-backed plastic. Cut out the plastic shapes and carefully stick them on to clean glass jars.


Spraying jar with frosting spray

2Spray the jars quickly and evenly with the frosting spray. Once fully dry, carefully remove the plastic to reveal the clear glass shapes.


Adam's tip

Keep your fingers safe by using tapers to fire up the tea lights, as they can be difficult to reach with just a match.



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snowqueen 24/11/2011 at 15:27

The tin can lanterns are a great idea for a group of adults to do, but could the holes be made with something other than a drill?

snowqueen 24/11/2011 at 15:27

The tin can lanterns are a great idea for a group of adults to do, but could the holes be made with something other than a drill?

Rose13 24/11/2011 at 15:28

This is something that I would love to do. It's simple, practical & pretty. Can't wait for the Summer :)

rohit 24/11/2011 at 15:28

Its awesome Made from recycled glass jars, frosted with spray, these pretty ..These are very beautiful lights...Moroccan lanterns
Thanks for sharing nice information..

CookieAddicted 24/11/2011 at 15:29

Great idea hopefully i'll get to make them!

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