Wednesday, 31 October 2012

★ DIY Christmassy Lanterns ★

Hey Guys!

In my last September Favourites (you can see it here), I showed you a really cute little candle lantern that I made! If you know me you'll know that I am totally obsessed with candles and I have like 30 scattered all over my room, so I was super excited to know that you guys wanted a tutorial on how to make one of these - it gives me an excuse to make another :D 

So I don't know if a tutorial is really needed for this as it is that easy, but hey ho, you asked! :) 

1. Grab a jar. Any jar will do! I prefer to use glass ones instead of plastic just incase the candle gets really hot and melts the plastic (am I being ridiculous for that?)

2. Cover it in a thin layer of clear glue. I try to get it as smooth and even as I can as the glitter will come out nice and even too! I also like to do one section of the jar at a time so I can hold it easier. 

3. Sprinkle on some glitter! If you want you can go all out and use two colours ;D

4. Spray it with hairspray - trust me, if you don't do that your entire room will just be entirely covered in glitter. Not that that's a bad thing

The aftermath

5. I like to tie a bit of ribbon around the top as a cute finishing touch, but this is optional :)

If you make one of these, let me know! 

Thanks for reading! xoxoxo


  1. This is so cute!
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  2. They are so cute!:)

  3. They are so adorable! I can't wait to make one


  4. Such a sweet idea! I'm also really obsessed with candles, so cosy!

  5. Love the christmas feeling. It's a really nice DIY.

    P.S.: great blog :)

  6. These are super pretty, I love the glitter :)

  7. That's so cute! I had an idea of doing that exact same thing but with lace, or old pattern tights, but I love the way the glitter looks with the candle lit! So pretty
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  8. This is amazing! Looks so pretty and homely! I think I am definitely going to try this out! This house needs a few more homely things! Plus I love anything Christmassy! xxx

  9. They look so lovely, I want to do one for my bedroom :) xx

  10. Wowww! I wasn't so cute when I saw the first picture, but once you put in the light it looks stunning! Like fairy dust in a jar :)

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  12. this is such a darling idea. thanks for the inspiration and the post :) looks great.