Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Epiphany Crafts & The Twinery Blog Hop Day 2: Twine Wrapped Jar Lanterns Tutorial

Welcome to day two of the Epiphany Crafts and The Twinery blog hop!

Raise your hand if you are crazy for mason jars?  Me!  Me!  I saw these little jars at the craft store and just had to have them.  I added a little twine and a charm and they quickly transitioned into personalized lanterns for my daughter and her friends.

The Epiphany Crafts square charms are double sided so I added each girl's initial to the back.

Add a little LED candle, turn out the lights and [they'll] glow. (sorry, I couldn't resist) 

And here are the girls posing with their lanterns.  They were so excited to get dressed up and model for me.  :)

Remove the charm from the lantern, add a little extra twine and a clasp and you have a personalized necklace, too.

Wanna make your own twine wrapped lantern?  Here's how:

1. Holding twine with your thumb, wrap jar with twine several times (approx. 10 yards).  Pull the twine snugly as you go and you won't need any additional adhesive. 

2. Finish with a square knot and trim excess.
TIP: If you don't have help with the knot, use a crochet hook to grab the thread while still holding the knot tightly. 

3. Add vase filler crystals and a battery operated tea light. 

Thanks for hopping along today!  I am the last stop on the hop today!  Be sure you have left comments on each blog on today's list.

Leave a comment on each designer's blog every day this week for your chance to win The Twinery Full Spool Color Trio (Honeydew, Blossom & Charcoal), along with Epiphany Crafts New Pennant Tool and matching Bubble Caps.  Now neat is that?!
The deadline to leave comments for the prizes will be 11:59pm, EDT, Sunday, June 3rd. Winners will be announced on Monday, June 4th on The Twinery and Epiphany Crafts blogs.

Happy hopping to you!

-Amanda

Epiphany Crafts Supplies

Other Supplies
Baker's twine in Blossom, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, and Denim (The Twinery)
Paper (American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan)
Small glass jars, jar filler (Sierra Pacific)
LED candles (Darice)

69 comments:

~amy~ said...

couldn't be any CUTER!!!

Scrapcollectr said...

Kid pleasing idea and so cute! *smile*

Marlou McAlees said...

gorgeous decorated jars :) fabulous idea :) TFS ♥

Scrapthat said...

Very cute idea! TFS

Annette said...

such a fun fun idea...love the little necklaces and the candle holders are just adorable...thanks for sharing..

Mary Ellyn said...

I love, love, love mason jars!

Alina said...

Cute idea! I have to try!

Monika Wright said...

So adorable!

Katherine said...

Love those little lanterns! What a great idea to use the LED lights inside. :)

Carol E said...

Just love your idea it's just so cute. Thank you so much for sharing it.

KellyG said...

Awesome project, love those! I need to find those mason jars!!

yensid said...

What an awesome idea! Thanks!

Audra said...

Those are super cute! They would also make fun birthday gifts, fill them up with chocolate!

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! Love that the girls had matching necklaces too! Great project!

Sue D said...

These are so cute. I like that the charm is double sided and can be used as a necklace too.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

What an adorable project. I love the idea and would be a nice party favor for a summer party.

hopefulcrafter said...

These are just so super cute, I need to make something for some little girls in the family and I just love this idea. Thanks! Great hop and great giveaway too!

Chunyuan said...

such a cute project. thanks for sharing.

Deborah Johnson said...

So SWEET!!! I love the way you used the mason jars - the twine looks so cute with a candle lighting it up!

Janie said...

Those lanterns are real cute and so are the girls.

Ladybug said...

That is just toooo stinkin' cute! Those cutie patooties look like they're really enjoying 'em, too!
TFS! :-)

Beatrice Lawson said...

The necklaces are just darling!!

Tegan said...

Fabulous little craft project and so appropriate for the season!

Jan Garber said...

Great safe idea for the Summer! I can see even making these for the boys with brown/white twine and "bug" Bubble caps!

Carol said...

Fun hop with lots of great ideas and inspiration!

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didi0518 said...

the lanterns are adorable!!

Renee said...

adorable lanterns & adorable girls!
Hugs,
Renee
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Anita Braddock said...

super cute Ideas love the mason Jars it works beautifully. the Necklace's are so cute. thanks for sharing your Amazing work. and for the chance to win
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Sheri R said...

Ah ha! I wonder about putting a real candle inside, LED candle is perfect!

Sheri

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Ross Plata said...

Awesome project, love those! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Amanda said...

This is my favorite project so far this week!

Stephanie said...

These lanterns are so cute. I want one of everything.

canadian_liner said...

those votive candle holders are so pretty! I could see making them in different colours for different seasons/holidays, using them outside as patio lanterns...fabulous idea!

aloha37 said...

Love these lanterns. How much fun for camping or a birthday party!!

Scrappin Mama said...

Cute idea!

Emily H said...

Aw! So sweet! Love these!

simplyhuffman said...

What a wonderful idea -- and so very cute!

Bethany Becker said...

Such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing.
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Carol Gibson said...

Love the lanterns. Thanks for the tutorial.

Barbara said...

Cleaver use of that twine!

judybob3 said...

Great ideas!! Really cute!

tluiz said...

I'm loving that square tool!

Vesna said...

LOvely jars for summer nights :)

rush said...

cute project! thank you for sharing. rush88888@gmail.com

Crafting Butterfly Creations said...

So cute! Thank you for the chance to win

Jen said...

I love the jars! Cute idea!

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Bonnie Brown said...

Brilliant idea!! Love them!

Ruth G said...

Super fun! I'm sure there needs to be a sleepover now to get some good use out of the lanterns;-) TFS!

InezbyDesign said...

Nice idea. Thes would be good for a back yard bbq.
InezbyDesign
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marla said...

Adorable lanterns. It looks like the girls were thrilled.

Jo's Corner said...

Darling and perfect to use year-round, using a combination of different colored twines to suit a Holiday! ~ Jo
jomoseley57 at gmail dot com

Cricut Crazy said...

How cute are these jars? I love them!

Kathy

Laura said...

LOVE this!! Craft lifting your project---it is too nice not to!

Karen Diebolt said...

I love these jars. Thanks for sharing your idea.

Alice Pace said...

Adorable girls I can't wait to craft with my grand kids I will be grammie that lets you make a fun mess one day! great project! Thanks for another night of hopping!

Nicole McNamara said...

They look so pretty with the candle inside! Thanks for the hop.

Melissa said...

I love how you dressed up these jars! They look fabulous with the little LED lights in them...what a wonderful idea!

carmen said...

2 gifts in one.....perfect. thanks for sharing!!!!!
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MeredithZ said...

love those mason jar lanterns! Thanks for the inspiration! Mlefforge@aol.com

Carla said...

Way too cute! So fun, thanks for the idea.

Carla from Utah

*Jennyfer L* said...

OMG! This is so adorable!
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Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Cool project..... TFS

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Michelle said...

Love the projects!!!

Jessica said...

Oh how clever!!! Love those necklaces too!

Stephenie said...

AWESOME!! Two projects in one! Thanks for the directions! TFS!!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow this is such a great ideal. I love it and TFS AJ~

Julie S. said...

What a great idea !! You ladies are Rocking this hop !! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful projects and a chance to win.

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Michele said...

Super cute & creative idea!

Jennie Garcia said...

This is super cute!! I LOVE the necklace!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
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