This year I am all about making Christmas easy, doable and beautiful!!! So I’m combining my love for mason jars and the twinkle of candlelight. With a little bit of this, a touch of that… and dash of Epson salts I’m whipping up darling frosty little lanterns to light the Christmas season. These lanterns are sooooo easy to make. I’ll be showing you how I’m using a line-up of them on an upcoming post!
Let’s make these sweet lanterns…
Put the wire hanger/handle on the lantern first.
Cut a length of medium-gauge wire with wire snips that will go around the rim of the jar between the lid threads and add 4 inches. This is wire A
Cut a length of wire as long as desired for the handle of the lantern plus 3 inches. This is wire B
Bend wire B to fashion the handle of the lantern and tape the handle to the mason jar, making sure there is about 1 1/2 inches of wire hanging down each side mason jar. Tape the handle to the threads at the top of the jar so the tape will stick.
Put wire A around the rim of the jar and twist together to close. Use the area between the lid threads to place the wire. Snip excess wire.
Bend the ends of wire B up over wire A and make a hook so the handle (wire B) hooks on to the wire on the rim of the jar (wire A).
Now you have a working handle.
So it’s time to frost our little lanterns…
Just think of all the ways you can use these sparkly, darling little lanterns!!! And you can omit the handle and use them as candle holders!