This is a really simple idea that transforms an ordinary household item into a pretty home accessory. First what you need to do is create a handle for your jam jar lantern. You do this by wrapping floristry wire around the neck, then take three separate pieces of wire and loop them under the first piece of wire and twist them together to form one point. After that's complete, it's time to get creative.
You can use paint to decorate your jars, glue images or fabric on to them or thread beads on to the wire. Once your design is complete, fill the jar with sand - you can add food colouring to get the right shade to complement your design - and add a tea light candle to complete it. Your jam jar is now a beautiful, personalised light for your home, made on a shoestring! They make great gifts too.