Fancy and pretty paper DIY lanterns.

Fancy and pretty paper DIY lanterns

I’m pleased to have Aimee from Fancy Little Things as a guest today to share her lovely DIY lanterns. They are easy and pretty – and I love the addition of the stamps. I’ll let her share the tutorial with you. Once you see it, you’re going to have to try making these lanterns immediately!

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So, let’s get right to it . . . this past October was a darling little project in BH and G magazine that turned glass jars into jack-o-lanterns by adding tissue papers and some fun faces. For some, this might have been a perfect addition to your Halloween decor – but for me, it inspired this . . . this centerpiece is currently gracing my table and I couldn’t be more excited to share this simple project with you today!

List of Materials:

Glass jars {I used applesauce, jelly, salsa and jam jars}
Tissue paper {brand new or recycled}
Mod Podge
Ribbon
• Scissors and paintbrush

• Stamp pads and stamps {optional}

Step 1: Cut your tissue paper to size to wrap around your first jar . . . and in my case, I stamped a few green designs.

Step 2: Using a brush, cover the jar with a thin layer of Mod Podge and begin wrapping the pre-cut paper around the jar.

Step 3: Keep your brush full of Mod Podge and begin “painting” the glue on as your adhering the paper ensuring that the paper is completely damp as you’re wrapping . . .

Step 4: Let the jar dry completely while you cover your next one!

Step 5: Repeat . . . the second time I covered the whole jar in plain white paper and then added a saying on the front.

Step 6: I added a bit of white ribbon around the tops of each jar to finish them off – be creative with your ribbon color. Make some more sets and enjoy!!

So, every time you wash out a glass jar to recycle this week, decide if you can fit a tea light or small candle inside — if so, grab some tissue paper and some brush-on glue and make your own little lanterns. I dare you to be creative!

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Comments

  1. Christy says

    These are so cute! :) I have a ton of pint size mason jars I was making redneck wine glasses from, but now I have to make some of these!

  2. Lisa says

    Your photo shows a rose in your jar…Is there water in it? When finished, are these “waterproof”? I know you wouldn’t want to throw them in the dishwasher but are they hand washable/rinseable? Thanks! I have tons of glass jars and bottle of all shapes and sizes and I am so inspired to make some of these!

  3. Aimee @ byAimee.com says

    @Lisa, because the project is so cheap & easy to make, I did add water and then when you’re done, just make a new jar! I didn’t add any paper or glue to the inside of the jar other than tucking it over the lip about a 1/4 of an inch… and no, they are not washable!

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