How can I make a homemade lantern out of a jar?

How can I make a homemade lantern out of a jar featured

Gather Materials for Your Homemade Lantern

The first thing you need to do is gather the materials needed to make your homemade lantern. The good news is that you only need a few things, which makes this project easy to do and budget-friendly. You’ll need a glass jar, mod podge glue, tissue paper, a paintbrush, and a battery-powered LED tea light. You can find all of these materials at your local craft store or online.

Prepare Your Jar

Now that you have your materials, it’s time to prepare your jar for the tissue paper. Start by cleaning your jar with soap and water and letting it dry completely. Once it’s dry, use a paintbrush to apply a thin layer of mod podge glue to the outside of the jar. This will help the tissue paper stick to the jar. Make sure to cover the entire surface of the jar.

Apply Tissue Paper to Your Jar

Next, cut your tissue paper into pieces that will fit onto your jar. You can use one color or mix and match different colors to create a unique design. Once you have your tissue paper pieces, use your paintbrush to apply another layer of mod podge glue to the outside of the jar. Then, place your tissue paper on the glue-covered jar and smooth it out with your fingers. Continue this process until the entire jar is covered in tissue paper.

Add Finishing Touches

After your jar is completely covered in tissue paper, let it dry for at least an hour. Once it’s dry, add some finishing touches to your homemade lantern. You can wrap some yarn or twine around the mouth of the jar to create a handle, or you can attach a ribbon or bow for some extra decoration. Finally, switch on your battery-powered LED tea light and place it inside your jar to see your homemade lantern light up.

Display Your Homemade Lantern

With your homemade lantern complete, it’s time to display it for all to see. You can place it on a shelf, a table, or even outside on your patio. Your homemade lantern will add a cozy and intimate ambiance to any space, and since it’s battery-powered, there’s no need to worry about fire hazards or burning candles. Enjoy your new homemade lantern and feel proud of what you’ve created!

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