I have been fangirling over these lantern Christmas ornaments ever since I saw them on Ashley Hacksaw (Lil Blue Boo) and today I’m putting my own spin on them.
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Whenever I have an idea for an ornament that I want to make it seems like the supplies available at the store are never quite what I want them to be. Of course, I really can’t complain too much because we FINALLY got a Hobby Lobby last year which means I don’t have to make a 70 mile (one-way) trip for craft supplies.
They didn’t have the jars I wanted and then I couldn’t find peg stands and then I forgot to get the wire but I eventually got it all worked out!
- Small or Mini Glass Bottles with Corks
- Wooden Peg Doll Stands
- Assorted sizes of buttons
- Gold Chenille Wire
- Eye Screws
- Red Spray Paint
- E6000 Glue
- Red and White Twine
How to Make A Lantern Christmas Ornament
Begin by assembling the top part of the lantern. To make this I used 3 buttons with the largest being just slightly larger than the base of my glass jars. I got glued them together and then glued the cork onto the very top.
Next, I gathered up my tops and wooden bases and headed outside to spray paint them. The red paint I purchased was an enamel paint and it took FOREVER to dry! (Seriously, it might STILL be drying!) I would recommend just a regular red if you have an option. You could also do these in green but I chose red so they wouldn’t blend in with the Christmas tree branches.
Once your pieces have dried you can begin to assemble the whole thing using E6000.
- The lantern tops get glued to the bottom of the jar.
- The top of the jar gets glued to the small end of the wooden peg stand.
- I then cut short pieces of gold chenille and glued them to the bottom of the lantern to look like a small flame.
The final step is to add an eye screw to the cork and a string to hang the lantern on the tree!
I absolutely love these cute little camping lanterns. They would make a super fun addition to any outdoor-themed tree or a fun holiday gift for your favorite outdoor lover.
Thanks again to Ashley Hacksaw for this great idea! You can find her full tutorial here.
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