DIY Tissue Paper & Glass Jar Lanterns

DIY Tissue Paper & Glass Jar Lanterns

I recently decluttered my ever-expanding home and, in my bid to go green, I came across a cupboard filled with recycled glass jars. I figured what better way to make use of all this glassware, than to upcycle with trendy patterned tissue paper. Candles and ambient lighting can makeover any setting to create a cosy and comfortable atmosphere and add an idyllic but subtle touch to your home.

For this DIY I chose a cute cactus print, a memphis design and some pretty watercolour paper!

Here’s what you need to get started:

DIY Tissue Paper Lanterns - Materials

Step 1:  Gather a variety of glass jars to make a nice arrangement based on height and size. For a regular glass jar, one sheet of tissue paper per jar is plenty. Simply cut the tissue paper to the height and width of the glass jar.

DIY Tissue Paper Lanterns - Step 1

Step 2: Using your sponge brush, evenly paste the Mod Podge onto the outside of a glass jar.

DIY Tissue Paper Lanterns - Step 2

Step 3: Wrap the tissue paper around the glass jar to fully cover the surface and smooth out any air bubbles as you go. As this glass jar was round, I found it easiest to roll the tissue paper onto the outside of the jar, pushing out any air bubbles as I went. You can even cut the tissue paper into strips to easily paste onto more complex shaped jars. Once wrapped, trim off any excess tissue paper to perfectly join each end.

DIY Tissue Paper Lanterns - Step 3

Step 4: Apply another layer of Mod Podge to seal the outside of the jar and allow to dry until the Mod Podge is clear and no longer tacky to touch.

DIY Tissue Paper Lanterns - Step 4

I chose Mod Podge with the Matte effect but you can also opt for the Gloss effect if you really want your prints to stand out.

DIY Tissue Paper Lanterns - End Result

And there you have it! Discover designs to match your home interior and create your very own atmospheric lanterns with ease. If you’re trying this DIY at home, make sure to share it with us using the hashtag #zazzlemade on Instagram. We would love to see your creations!

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There are only two ways to Triona’s heart – good food and even better coffee. When she’s not out on café crawls around the globe, you’ll find her working on DIY and design projects!

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