(photo by Charley Star)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

DIY - Hanging Lanterns

Recently, I have been noticing the cutest hanging candle lanterns and usually, the cuter they appear…the pricier the cost. I decided I could make some for much cheaper and much cuter!

Supplies needed:

Small to medium empty mason jar

Colored wire (found in any jewelry section of your local craft store)



These are so easy and fun to make. I love working with wire, because you can twist it every which way and it is so easy to securely attach to other wire as well.

First, cut a piece of wire and wrap multiple times around the top of the mason jar. Then, cut two more pieces of wire (these pieces will eventually be attached to the wire at the top of the jar.) Cut the wire however long you would like for the lantern to hang and I like to twist two different colors of wire together to add more color.

Next, join the two wires by twisting and add beads as desired. Finally attach your twisted wire by intertwining it to the wire you initially wrapped around the top of the jar.

Hang and enjoy J


  1. Such a wonderful idea! So easy, and adds a touch of personalization to any patio. I plan on making a couple before my next pool party :)

  2. So cute! We will need these on our porch for sure!

  3. I love these! what a wonderful touch. I think candle light makes everything more special!!! so creative :-) xoxo