|I previously published this post on Craft Unleashed for Consumer Crafts and it has been updated for this audience.|
- Hanging Lantern Handle (These are only $1.37!)
- Recycled Jars (See various options I sized below)
- Fabric Scraps, Paint, etc
- Flowers for Vases or Candles for Lanterns
Let's start with the simplest idea. Leaving the lantern handle black as-is, attach it to a classic mason jar or ball jar. The quilted version below right is my favorite for lanterns because it reflects the light of a votive beautifully. Consumer Crafts has a HOST of beautiful jars to chose from HERE. The metal cup below is a vintage find from my mom.
Two other favorites that fit these handles are the classic "Yum-Yum" Sauce bottle (it is really called that) and these pretty yellow pizza sauce cans. I have been collecting these cans because the image is printed ONTO the can instead of being a paper or plastic wrapper. I find them really charming as is and love them with the black lantern hanger.
Hang from tree branches with water and flowers
...and just in case you were wondering...those little helping hands in the recycled jar photos???