How to Make a Jelly Jar Lantern

by Erinn Honeycutt

Make a quick-and-easy glass lantern.


  • 1 Jelly Jar or Mason Jar
  • 1 Spool Copper Wire
  • 1 Needle Nose Pliers
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    You only need three things to make these easy lanterns: a jelly jar (or mason jar), thin-gauge copper wire, and a pair of needle nose pliers.

    Step 2

    Found my project inspiration on!

    Step 3

    I got everything I needed at Lowe's.

    Step 4

    Remove both lid and screw-top cap.

    Step 5

    Loosely secure wire with a loop, then start wrapping.

    Step 6

    Wrap several times until secure.

    Step 7

    Make a short "handle" then clip off and secure to opposite side.

    Step 8

    Drop a candle in, light, and enjoy!