Jam Jar Outdoor Lantern

Stylist Selina Lake shares her inspirational styling ideas, glorious garden buys and easy projects with Modern Gardens' readers every month. Her easy-to-make lantern lends rustic charm and warm candlelight to an otherwise unlit space.

All you need is a jar and some wire...

All you need is a jar and some wire...

How she did it...

"I use copper wire from Hobbycraft (hobbycraft.co.uk) to add a luxe element, wire cutters and a jam jar. I like to use Ball preserve jars (freshpreserving.com) because the embossed design creates pretty patterns by candlelight. Simply wrap the wire around the neck of your jam jar, snip off the end leaving a little extra for twisting the two ends together. Then add a loop handle by attaching each end to the wire on each side of the neck, twist to secure in the same way as before, place a tea light in the jar, and hang somewhere to make a display when the sun goes down. I hang mine on the side of our shed, which is also stained black."

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