Fast Fix: Outdoors

Create Glass Lanterns for the Backyard

Add pizzazz to a summer patio with hanging lanterns. Suspended from shepherd's hooks, these easy, inexpensive candleholders will add sparkle to the garden by day and illuminate a pathway by night.

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Materials Needed:

  • wide-mouth jars, Mason or other
  • 18-gauge wire
  • scissors
  • sea glass or small stones
  • LED flickering tea light candle
  • small glass votive holder
  • pencil

Step 1: Place Votive Holder in Jar

Insert a small glass votive holder into the center of a wide-mouth jar. (When choosing jars, make sure they all have wide enough mouths to fit most of your hand down into.)

Step 2: Add Sea Glass or Colorful Stones

Gently place sea glass or stones around the glass votive holder. Make sure the votive holder stays in the center of the jar.

Step 3: Add a Tea Light

Place a flickering LED light into the glass votive holder. To conserve battery power, tea lights can be turned off when they're not in use.

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