Make your own pressed flower lanterns that are beautiful, and really easy to put together! With a bit of mod podge and dried flowers you have a gorgeous candle holder. These pretty luminaries are perfect for lighting up summer and autumn evenings indoors or out!
If you are looking for DIY party decorating ideas, these glass jar lanterns will make a lovely table decoration. Hang them up outside in the trees as a rustic look.
- Glass jars
- Pressed flowers
- Mod Podge or any craft glue which dries translucent
- Sticky Tape
- Tea lights or LED tea lights
First add a layer of mod podge on the outside of the jar. Then start adding some pressed flowers around the jar. Be careful – the pressed flowers are very delicate and can easily fall apart. I find it’s best to use tweezers to attach the pressed flowers to the glass jar. Keep adding craft glue and flowers to the glass jar until you are happy with your design.
The glass jar lanterns with pressed flowers need sealing so that we can use them outdoors. To seal our luminaries, we will paint another layer of craft glue over the pressed flowers and let dry.
If you want to add wire for hanging try this step: take the silver florist’s wire and twist it around the top of the glass jar lantern a few times and tie it off.
Next, take another length of the florist’s wire and twist it underneath the wire that you just attached to the rim of the lantern. Bring the wire over to the opposite side of the glass jar lantern and (leaving a loop for the handle) tie it off on that side. You can add twine as well to finish the look.
Then hang in the trees or leave the wire off and place jars on tables.