Lead image courtesy of Find me a gift
This lantern jar has a real vintage feel, and should fill your room with mood lighting, ideal for the darker evenings ahead
You will need
Glass jar (An old jam or mayonnaise jar would work well for this)
Two pages from an old novel (Alternatively, you can use newspaper clippings)
Twine / ribbon
LED tealight candle
1 Place your pages inside your jar, and trim off any excess so they fit inside the glass snugly. Use a pencil and ruler to ensure that your edges are straight.
2 Draw a heart in the center of each page and cut it out. You should try to ensure that each heart is in exactly the same spot. We recommend placing the two pages on top of each other when you draw your first heart, so you’ll be able to see the outline faintly on the second page.
3 Stick your pages around the inside of your jar. We recommend using a glue stick for a more discreet finish, although you may need to use glue dots to stop the corners peeling away from the jar.
4 Tie your ribbon / twine around the top of your jar in a bow. We’ve used ribbon to make it look brighter and more eye-catching, however twine can look more homely and rustic.
5 Turn your LED candle on and place inside the jar. We strongly recommend using a fake candle instead of a real one, as the paper on the inside of the jar could be a fire hazard.
6 You could also use fairy lights or coloured paper to change the effect. Feel free to experiment with different materials or light sources for a brighter, more colourful effect.
Tutorial courtesy of Find me a gift