Gettin’ Crafty ~
Looking for a little budget friendly lighting with understated glamour? Look no further than your kitchen
cupboard! The ubiquitous mason jar gets a glamorous makeover thanks to gold glitter tape, gold wire AND
pretty – gauzy handmade paper. The wire transforms the jar into a simple hanging lantern.
The glitter takes it from a little bit country to couture and the
handmade paper creates a creamy white glow plus it hides the fact that I’m using faux candles!
Okay, here’s the simple How-to:
On the wire – Create a small hook at one end and wrap the wire around the mouth of the jar, under the lip &
hook it. Thread the long end up, under and over to create your handle. Make a second hook and secure it to the
wire around the mouth of the jar. Give it a tug to make sure it’s tight.
For the gauzy paper glow – Cut the paper into a rectangle to fit the height and circumference of the jar.
Roll it, tuck it into the jar and let in unfurl.
And now get glitter taping! Oh how I LOVE this stuff! I placed a glitzy sticker on the bottom of the jar
so that the lantern had some interest from below. It will hang high from a metal grid at
Girls Night In at Metropolitan Market!
Five more to go!