Today i've been in a little bit of a lantern frenzy! I found some old jars in the back and beyond of the kitchen cupboards and thought I must be able to put them to better use. So here are a few ideas on how to use old glass jars or tins and make lovely lanterns...recycling and revamping ordinary household items at no cost at all!
Step1. All you will need to make these lanterns are a glass jar, paint brush, acrylic paint and masking tape.
Step 2. Stick a line of masking tape the whole way round the jar at a hight of your choice.
Step 3. Paint the jar below the tape. You may need several coats here to avoid visible brush strokes.
Step 4. Finally remove the masking tape to reveal a clean line.
I really love these pastel shades! They just go so well together and look great when there are more than one lantern.
Alternatively, use your jar as a pretty vase!...or use it on your desk to store your pens and pencils. Anything you fancy really!
These look great in groups and you can use jars of all shapes and sizes!
Love Emily xx