Tutorial: Hanging Jar Lantern

Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial

Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial

Use whatever leftover beads you have around and upcycled canning jars (or really any jars) you have around to create these sweet hanging lanterns.

Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial

You can hang these around for special events, or to just bring a little bit of loveliness in your every day.

Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial Materials and Tools

Materials and Tools:

  • Canning jar or other jar – as long as you can get a candle in and have a way to light it.
  • Leftover beads
  • Tea candle
  • Wire – I used floral wire.
  • Wire cutters
  • Pliers
Step #1
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
Measure around the top of the jar and cut your wire several inches longer than you think you need.
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
Step #2
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
Slide enough beads onto the wire to go around the jar.
Step #3
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
Now we’re going to wrap the beads around the jar.  Note the ridges on the top of the jar.  Wrap the beaded wire around  in between the ridges.  Make sure that the beads are secure in between the ridges because that is what holds the handle.
Step #4
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
Twist the wire tightly.  Make sure to wrap the wire so it doesn’t come undone.
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
Step #5
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
Cut off the excess wire with your wire cutters.
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
Step #6
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
Measure wire for the handle.  Add a few extra inches on each side.
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
Step #7
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
Bend each end up a few inches from the end.
Step #8
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
Slide each side under the beaded wire as shown.
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
Step #9
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
Twist the handle wire around the beaded wire, in between 2 beads.
Step #10
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
Twist the wire around itself, then around the beaded wire again.
Make sure that it is secure.  Repeat for the other side.
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
Step #11
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
Cut off or tuck in any excess wire.  Make sure everything is secure.  Then add a candle, light and enjoy!
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
Hanging Jar Lantern Tutorial
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