decoration, DIY, styling

DIY mason jar lantern.

November 21, 2014

As I promised in my big announcement for my new job as a stylist, I’ll share the DIY tutorial here on the blog as well. With even more pictures than in the magazine!

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I was so lucky to have Alexi Pelekanos as a talented photographer (and expertise in styling and shooting for this magazine) as a partner in crime. It was so much fun to create a winter wonderland in September. As you might have guessed: the snow isn’t real but who cares. The warm fuzzy feeling I get when looking at the pictures is and that’s all that counts, right?

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All you need is:
– big mason jars (these can hold 5 liters)
– black adhesive film
– a cutter
– a cutting board or felt
– candles

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Take the adhesive foil and turn it backwards. Now draw the silhouette you’d like to cut out on the paper.

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Take the cutter and cut the wholes and outside.

A few tips from me:
1. Many little cut outs look much nicer when the light falls through.
2. Think in terms of different shapes, heights and contrast.
3. Add what makes it a scene (like trees) rather than something plain.

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Now peel of the paper and put it flat on a table. Slowly roll the jar over it and it will stick to the outside as you go along.

And voilá! Now isn’t that worth all the effort?!

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If you use LED-candles you can close the lid and leave them outside – even when it snows. Just imagine how romantic that looks! I wish I had a garden. I wish it would snow!

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Also a big thank you to the model of this post: the little boy that helped making this tutorial come to life.

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If you follow this blog for quite some time, you might have noticed the similarity to this project and you’re totally right! I can’t hide what idea sold them from you!

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I just made it bigger and with silhouettes of houses that are typical for Austria (to get the regional relevance).

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Now. Carry on!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Imogene November 22, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Well done ! beautiful pics and great DIY !

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  • Reply Eva November 26, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Die sind wunderschön geworden! Richtig romantisch, gemütlich, verträumt – perfekt für die kalte Jahreszeit.
    Liebste Grüße
    Eva

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