How to Make Stained Glass Lanterns

How to Make Stained Glass Lanterns #Homecraft

Summer is inching it’s way ever closer (yay!). Make sure your garden is summer ready with these upcycled jar stained glass lanterns.

They’re really easy to make, and you only need a few items to make them, which you may already find you have scattered around the house . . .

Time to make : 30 minutes sticking time, plus 3 to 7 hours drying time in-between layers
Suitable for : Beginners

You will need How to make

1. Choose two complimenting shades of tissue paper and, using the paler one, tear into small pieces – about the size of a £2.00 coin. Mix the PVA glue with a little water, roughly about four parts glue to one part water. You can use the lid of your jam jar as a handy glue dish.

How to Make Stained Glass Lanterns #Homecraft

2. Brush a little glue onto the clear jar.

How to Make Stained Glass Lanterns #Homecraft

3. Place a piece of tissue paper onto the glued section, the brush a little more glue over the top of it. Continue adding tissue paper in this way until the whole jar is covered. You don’t need to do the bottom of the jar, just take the paper neatly to the edge, and likewise at the rim.

How to Make Stained Glass Lanterns #Homecraft

4. Leave your jar to dry thoroughly.

How to Make Stained Glass Lanterns #Homecraft

5. Next cut out some shapes from your darker tissue paper, triangles are good…..

How to Make Stained Glass Lanterns #Homecraft

Or you could be a bit braver and cut out something fancier.

How to Make Stained Glass Lanterns #Homecraft

6. When the jar is dry, carefully add your cut-outs. Do not use too much glue at this stage as some tissue papers might bleed slightly.

How to Make Stained Glass Lanterns #Homecraft

7. Leave to dry thoroughly again.

8. Now, take your Sharpie pen and outline the darker shapes, adding more detail in-between if you wish.

How to Make Stained Glass Lanterns #Homecraft

How to Make Stained Glass Lanterns #Homecraft

Top Tip!

For an extra decadent lantern use gems and sequins to add a bit of bling!

9. Finally, pop in a tea-light candle and admire your new lantern.

How to Make Stained Glass Lanterns #Homecraft

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