Skip to main content

How to Make Lanterns From Jars

Filed Under: Crafts, Patios, Porches & Decks, Outdoors

From the ModCloth look book to your summer table, here's how to make lanterns from jars.


When we spotted the colorful glass candleholders in the ModCloth catalog, we immediately coveted them (along with about 20 dresses). So we were thrilled when we saw that the purveyor-of-all-things-cute offered a tutorial on how to make lanterns using little more than glass jars and tissue paper.

You'll start by raiding the recycle bin for a few glass jars. Any size will do, but I find that it's best to start with a smaller jar until you get the hang of the technique. Next, paint on a coat of white and then layer on bits of colored tissue paper. Let dry completely before dropping in a small votive candle. Simple, right? To see a video tutorial on how to make the lanterns (and other outdoor party decorations), visit the ModCloth blog.

For another take on party lanterns, check out...
Paper table lanterns make inexpensive centerpieces
Make a solar lantern
Chinese Can Lanterns with Ribbon Birds

  • Patricia

    I loved this . So very smart to be able to think all of these things making them in to crafts
    Very neat things

  • 1 Comments / 1 Pages

Follow Us

  • No features currently available.

  • More Hot Topics The Daily Fix  •  DIY Warrior  •  Home Ec  •  Handmade
    DIY Disaster Doctor  •  In the Workshop  •  Product Picks

    Home Improvement Videos