Recycled Jar Lanterns and Hanging Vases
|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 or add votives to glass/metal jars for pretty flickering light!
...and just in case you were wondering...those little helping hands in the recycled jar photos???