These pretty lace and glitter jar lanterns are perfect for winter and look amazing. They make a great gift idea for any occasion including valentines day which is just days away.
Choose a jar (I’m using empty Yankee candle jars)
Ultra Fine Blue Glitter
Baby blue strip of lace (enough to tie a drooping bow around the neck of jar)
Blue pretty Heart Sticker (from 99p store comes within a packet of room stickers and found in their crafts section)
A couple of paint brushes
Plastic cup or pot for mixing mod podge and glitter.
These are so easy yet the finished piece is stunning, perfectly suited to the winter season. They look pretty on a dresser or on a fire place and have this pretty vintage feel to them.
First mix some Mod Podge with your ultra fine blue glitter. You do need to add quite a bit of glitter. The mixture will not sparkle, but instead look very matt. Don’t worry at this stage it won’t sparkle… That’s where the magic of Mod Podge comes in.
Now take a clean brush and apply the mixture to the entire inner area of your jar… EVERYWHERE!
Apply using different strokes both in thickness and direction.
Once done leave to dry over night. The mixture takes longer to dry because of the glitter and thickness you applied it.
You will know when its starting to dry as the blue/white mixture starts to disappear. The magic of mod podge has then began to work.
By morning or sooner (dependent on when you created your piece) the mixture should now be clear leaving behind a crystallised, icy effect . The different thicknesses and strokes are still visible only in a glittering frosty looking sense.
Now transfer your blue heart to the centre of your jar, pressing firmly avoiding air bubbles.
Lastly tie your pretty lace around the neck of your jar creating a droopy dangling bow, to give it that vintage feel.
And here it is…
You can use different colour glitter too. I’m currently making a pink one that I’m decorating with ivory lace as opposed to the blue lace. I will also use a different room sticker though this is from the same pack as before.
Easy peasy … Super cute.