Crafted Lanterns
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Crafted Lanterns

Use these great luminaries in the yard hanging from your favorite trees or on Shepherd hooks to light a pathway.
Designed by Michaels® Design Team
Craft Time: 30 minutes
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Material List

  • Ball Smooth Jars
  • Jewelry Essentials Stringing Wire: Pink, Gold, Turquoise
  • Lara’s Crafts Wire Curling Tool
  • Armour® Etching Cream
  • Americana® Gloss Enamels (assorted colors)
  • Tissue paper of choice
  • Plaid® Spouncers
  • Votive Lights (battery operated)
  • Assorted Glass Beads
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Scissors
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Plate
  • Cricut® Cutting Machine (optional)
  • Cricut® Vinyl (optional)

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Some of the jars are etched by placing design on jar and covering with etching cream. Some of the jars are created by placing design on jar, spouncing paint all over the jar and removing design leaving the design. You can use any vinyl for creating designs, including the Cricut® machine.

Step: 2

Etched Jar
Read through the directions on etching cream before starting.

Step: 3

Cut your design from adhesive vinyl or use Armour designs. Cover the jar with cream, leave on for allotted time and rinse off . Remove design to reveal etched design.

Step: 4

Painted Jar
Read through the direction on the paint for coloring jars.

Step: 5

Place your design on jar and use spouncer to paint surface of jar. Remove design and let dry.

Step: 6

Wired Jar
Wrap the rim of the jar with desired wire, leaving long hanger. Add beads as desired and use the curling tool to make curls in wire. Refer to the photo as your guide.

Step: 7

Other Ideas
Add tulle and rhinestones to jars as desired for another look.


Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.