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Celebration Jar Lantern

by Helen Kirkham

Looking for a quick and simple way of lighting up your celebrations? Learn how to make this jar lantern and light up your life today!

  • General Crafts
  • < 1 hour
  • Beginner

You Will Need:


  1. Measure the depth of your jar to the bottom of the rim and the width. Cut the acetate to size. Cut the pink tissue paper the same length as the acetate but 1cm larger on the top and bottom.

  2. Make a paste out of 1 part water 3 parts PVA glue. Glue the tissue paper to the acetate using the paint brush to spread the glue thinly and evenly around the edges.
    Helen’s helpful hint: Don’t use too much glue to stick down the tissue paper as it may begin to wrinkle or even tear.

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  4. Die-cut the tiered cake die out of the black card and glue to the centre of the tissue paper using the bookbinding glue. Put it inside the jar with the acetate side facing outwards, put bright heart lights inside and put on the lid.

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  6. Die-cut nine diamonds out of the pink paper, score each of the diamonds in the middle horizontally.

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  8. Stamp the word celebrate on to one side of the diamonds, one letter on each.

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  10. Fold the diamonds around the string and glue each side together to create bunting.

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  12. Tie the bunting around the top of the jar.

  13. Note If you change the colours, image and word on the bunting this could work for a Halloween or Christmas decoration. You could also place die-cut names of the bride and groom inside the jar for wedding table decorations.

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