Gingham Glass Jar Lanterns

I used a three jars of various sizes– the largest one envisioned is a pickle container.
I kept these ones all uniform across all 3 jars, but you can make them broader or narrower to accomodate larger or smaller sized jars.
If you are working with a bigger container (like a pickle container) it can help to just cover one half of the container at. No requirement to cover the bottom of the jar and just apply up to the screw top at the top of the container.
Cut any excess tissue from the top and bottom of the jar and then gently apply a coat of white glue over the tissue paper to seal it in.

Lately, Ive been finding myself drawn to anything and everything gingham. I presume its due a minimum of in part to the beautiful Instagram feed of Charlotte Jacklin– I cant help however admire all of her beautiful pastel floral and gingham spreads! A little while back, she shared these lovely gingham candle light holders and I cant stop considering them. I have a fairly enormous stash of empty glass containers that I cant quite bear to recycle, so recently Ive been believing I need to turn them into decorative lanterns to fit the seasons. These soft tones of tissue paper combined with the gingham pattern make me think of warm weather condition and spring picnics! Theyre so easy to make and I love the frosted glass that routine white glue leaves. I eagerly anticipate keeping these lanterns filled with lit candles all spring long!

You can likewise use plastic jars if you plan on utilizing battery-operated candles! I used a three jars of different sizes– the largest one visualized is a pickle jar.
Step 2Pick out what colors of tissue paper you wish to utilize. Youll find that a single layer of tissue paper looks a lot different than the folded paper all stacked together, so keep that in mind when choosing your colors.
Action 3Cut your tissue paper into long strips! I eyeballed this, however you can certainly use a pencil and ruler if you want them to be truly even. Cut the strips longer than you believe youll need– its easy to trim off excess later on and this helps prevent utilizing lots of brief pieces that can impact the look of the completed pattern. The width of these strips is totally up to you! I kept these ones all consistent across all three containers, however you can make them wider or narrower to accomodate bigger or smaller containers.
Action 3Apply a thin coat of white glue onto the exterior of your jar. If you are dealing with a bigger container (like a pickle container) it can assist to just cover one half of the jar in the beginning. No need to cover the bottom of the jar and simply apply up to the screw top at the top of the jar.
Step 4Start by setting the vertical tissue paper strips onto the glued location. Keep them uniformly spaced for that traditional gingham look. While positioning the vertical strips, you may not have a perfect area left at the end for the final couple of strips. Do your finest to area out the strips however you can constantly have a less ideal back side of the lantern if thats how it exercises for you! Trim any excess tissue from the top and bottom of the container and after that gently use a coat of white glue over the tissue paper to seal it in.
Action 5Now its time for the horizontal stripes! If you had a less nice-looking side, begin the joint of the stripe there and twist around up until it fulfills itself, cutting the excess. Once again, keep the stripes as uniformly spaced as you can and use another layer of glue to seal the tissue in location.
Action 6Set aside to dry entirely!

Pleased crafting!

Empty glass containers
White glue
Paintbrush
Tissue paper
Scissors
Ruler (optional).