I made some more lanterns from marmalade jars to show you the how-to process. They turned out beautifully!
You can see the detailed step-by-step in this post. There are just a couple of differences between this and the previous ones. I originally made this with the intention of giving them to somebody, I am afraid that may not happen. I just like them too much.
The difference is that I attached the handles with wire, making them safe to hang. This ones are covered in some rough rope, it makes a nice contrast with the softness of the acid-etched glass.
Not only are the jars reused, the handles are too. These were wire hangers that I got from the dry cleaners (and that I wouldn’t use otherwise).
Besides stickers, wire and rope I also use golden jewelry wire to attach the handles, it blends better with the rope. I used the jar rim as a template for the handles. Remember to check this post to see how I etched the glass.
I used glue to join each layer of rope to the next, the edges are glued and tucked under the layers of rope.
I have to say that these came out much better than the previous ones. Or perhaps I like them better because of the funky shape. I can’t find this brand of marmalade at my local supermarket, but I am on a hunt for some, maybe I can stock enough marmalade for a year. Lucky me this brand also tastes nice.
There they are, at their new home. I am using fake tealights because the wind would not allow me to use real ones outside.
So, are you guys going to start saving your jars and wire hangers yet?